8 Best Practices to Decrease Your Accident Rate and Increase Your Approval Rate

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In most workplaces, accidents are a nuisance for worker and a headache for HR. However, at construction sites, accidents are potentially industry-ruining. Here are eight ways construction businesses can reduce workplace accidents and gain public approval.

4 Steps to Take After Const. Accident

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While workers are required to wear protective gear to avoid getting injuries while working, accidents can still happen. Below are four steps to take following an accident on site: Seek medical attention: get first aid as you wait for an ambulance to arrive.

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How To Efficiently Decrease Your Accident Rate

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Safety accident rate construction construction industry safetyConstruction is one of the most dangerous industries in the world. In 2015, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 937 workers lost their lives on construction sites, only in United States.

10 Years After Construction Accident – Swing Stage Collapse

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It’s been 10 years since a Christmas Eve construction accident killed four migrant workers in Toronto, and while the tragedy pushed the province to make changes to workplace safety laws, experts are calling for a change in the culture on work sites.

AI Technology Predicts Jobsite Accidents

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Suffolk and Smartvid are developing technology that predicts accidents on work sites. The technology incorporates a deep-learning algorithm, and image-recognition software, according to Constructible.

No More Overlooking Work Zone Accidents

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While teenage accidents and deaths are undoubtedly important, they are not the only group who see dramatic rise in danger as more cars crowd the roads during the summer months. In a study recently published by the Associated General Contractors, work zones and those occupying them see an astounding amount of accidents. The post No More Overlooking Work Zone Accidents appeared first on FDRsafety

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ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION

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OSHA recently reported that more than 4,000 workers died from workplace accidents last year, and nearly three million others were injured, or became ill, due to work-related actions. This reinforces why accident investigation needs to be an integral part of any company’s health and safety program. Accident investigation is critical, not only because of the legal reporting requirements, but also to correct any conditions or procedures in order to prevent a recurrence of the problem.

Can AI Predict Construction Accidents?

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Suffolk, a construction-based company headquartered in Boston, has been developing a system that makes use of a deep-learning algorithm trained on construction site images and accident records. According to Technology Review, the system can be put to work monitoring a new construction site and

How maintaining warehouse floors can reduce the risk of accidents

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No-one wants their star employee to be laid low with a broken leg, for example, and the worst accidents could even be fatal. The post How maintaining warehouse floors can reduce the risk of accidents appeared first on Construction Marketing Association Blog. Unemployment has dropped to below 5%, with positive employment figures showing that the economy added more than 230,000 new jobs in February.

Construction worker killed in struck-by accident on Virginia jobsite

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The worker died at a nearby hospital after rebar being lifted by a crane fell and struck him. Fairfax County police are investigating the incident

Worker Killed in Crane Accident

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A construction worker was killed in a crane accident on Penn State’s campus, reports Onward State. Dick can conduct an investigation of the accident Jerod Chapman, 29, was breaking down a crane to move it when another worker removed a pin.

NYC charges construction supers in mini crane accident

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The Manhattan District Attorney's office announced criminal charges against two construction supervisors in the wake of a June crane accident that resulted in serious injuries to two workers

Safety Measures to Prevent Accidents at Building Construction Site

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Safety measures at construction sites helps to prevent unforeseen accidents. Accidents at construction sites may lead to loss of life and involve. Construction Construction Safety How To Guide Safety Guide safety

Worker Dies in Excavator Accident

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A worked died in a construction accident involving an excavator at a site near San Jose, Calif., reports NBC Bay Area. According to a Santa Clara County sheriff's spokesman, the bucket of an excavator struck and killed the man.

Rhobina Electric Fined Following Fatal Trench Accident

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined Rhobina Electric $37,318 after a trench collapsed and killed a worker at a Taylor, Mississippi, job site. Rhobina, based in Batesville, Mississippi, is a commercial and plumbing contractor. The worker had been installing sewer pipe

Three Construction Accidents, Two Deaths

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Worker falls from man lift, is impaled on survey stick. Durango, CO / September 23: Twenty-three-year-old Brian John Anthony Shaw was ejected from a manlift at a Bayfield, CO construction site where SEMA Construction was rebuilding the Bayfield Parkway bridge over the Los Pinos River

OSHA Clears Contractor in Crane Accident

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cleared a contractor of wrongdoing related to a crane that tipped over on Aug. 15, dropping a 74-ton steel beam onto Pennsylvania’s state Route 15. The investigation concluded that the company involved, New Enterprise Stone & Lime

Handling Traffic Accidents

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Citing the amount of time consumed filling accident reports on non-injury accidents (estimated at 250 hours a week); there are a number of cities where police have decided not to respond to non-injury traffic accidents. This is good information to have even if you’re in an area where the police do respond to accidents. Drivers involved in accidents are expected to perform the steps listed below. Accidents & Fatalities Industry accidents road accidents

Construction Accident Turns Into Recovery Mission

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An accident involving a construction worker getting stuck in a sewer trench, has turned into a recovery mission, reports NBC Connecticut

Recent deadly accidents, new regulations put crane safety in the spotlight

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While crane companies bear the brunt of safety obligations for operators and equipment, general contractors and developers aren't off the hook and need to know their roles, industry experts say

Worker Killed in Bridge Construction Accident

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construction worker died in an accident while working on the rehabilitation of the Bong Bridge in Duluth, Minn., reports the Duluth News Tribune. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office said the deceased suffered “multiple blunt force injuries due to a pedestrian-forklift mishap

Man Killed in Crane Accident

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The accident happened at 8:56 a.m. The owner of an equipment dealership was killed when a crane he was operating fell over In Allegan County, Michigan. Police identified that man as Robert Jay Geurink, 55, owner of the business.

[VIDEO] Testing Soil to Prevent Trenching Accidents

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“Excavations in Construction/Soil Classification,” a new video from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, highlights the importance of soil classification when performing trenching and excavation work. The video examines how visual inspection of soil is performed by a competent person

Man Dies in Excavator Accident

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A 62-year-old man died when the excavator he was operating overturned, causing him to fall approximately 80 feet down a hill, reports WDBJ7

Construction Work Accidents- Where Do the Risks Lie?

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To help highlight where the risks lie, the HSE release figures every year detailing stats on the number of injuries and accidents that have been reported and how they have been caused. Accident at work specialists, Tranter Cleere Solicitors , have trawled through the figures released for 2012/2013 to bring you an ‘at a glance’ look at some of the key statistics released; Fatal Injuries.

UPDATE: NYC Crane Accident Recommendations

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler have announced publication of a report by the city’s Technical Working Group with 23 crane safety recommendations. The Crane Safety Technical Working Group was formed by de Blasio after February’s crane collapse in Tribeca

Worker Dies in Excavator Accident

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A construction worker was killed when an excavator dumping gravel slid into the ditch where he was working, reports MLive

OSHA fines Pennsylvania contractor $331K for fatal electrocution accident

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In addition to proposed penalties, OSHA added the deceased worker's employer, Insight Pipe Contracting, to its severe violator program

New International Standard To Reduce Mining Accidents

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There’s no question that mining has been made safer over the years, but mines are still one of the most hazardous places to work. The causes can be numerous, from explosive dust and toxic gases to collapse of mine shafts, and the consequences severe, with thousands of fatalities each year

New ISO Standard Codes Mining Accidents

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There’s no question that mining has been made safer over the years, but mines are still one of the most hazardous places to work. The causes can be numerous, from explosive dust and toxic gases to collapse of mine shafts, and the consequences severe, with thousands of fatalities each year

Plumbing accident gives great reminder to keep on top of safety

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A recent plumbing accident in New Jersey is a reminder for contractors to always put safety first. Content Classification: Curated. read more. Plumbing

Worker Dies in Excavator Accident

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A construction worker was operating an excavator before concrete crushed the vehicle’s cab, according to Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials. The cause of the incident remains unclear, but Norfolk, Va.,

Accident waiting to happen

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Venting a water heater like this is asking for trouble

Deconstructing a crisis: After an accident, 1 tweet could ruin a contractor's reputation

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False information can spread on social media and become "almost impossible to manage,” according to a communications consultant, unless the right strategy is in place

Anatomy of an excavator accident

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This YouTube video was posted in June 2017 but has only now come to my attention. This YouTube video was posted in June 2017 but has only now come to my attention. Read Full Article: The Construction Index

Seattle Crane Cable Accident Under Investigation

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Washington's State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has opened an investigation into Tuesday's crane accident in Seattle. Compass General Construction runs the site at Western Avenue and Blanchard Street.

Insights Into Tree Care Accidents

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Tree Care Industry Association studies tree care-related accidents in 2014, offers trends and analysis

Top contractors partner with AI firm to prevent jobsite accidents before they happen

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By sharing images and project data, Suffolk, JE Dunn, Clayco and more will boost the Smartvid.io AI engine's ability to spot risks, which can cost contractors as much as $36,000 per incident

Dump Truck Accident Electrocutes & Kills Worker

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A construction worker was killed when a dump truck struck a power line and electrocuted him, reports NewsOK. Victor M. Ramirez Baltazar, 34, was standing at the rear of an asphalt paving machine while a dump truck was raising its bed to dump asphalt into the machine.

Spirax Sarco celebrates three years without a lost-time accident

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million man-hours, or 3 years without a lost-time accident. Spirax Sarco recently reached a remarkable safety milestone – 1.86 read more. Management