How maintaining warehouse floors can reduce the risk of accidents

Construction Marketing

We might not consider it, but the underfoot conditions for this army of warehouse workers poses a big risk in many ways. 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.

Construction Work Accidents- Where Do the Risks Lie?

Constructonomics

Whilst the UK construction industry continues to see growth month on month, it still remains a potentially dangerous industry to be a part of, with the risk of injury apparent every day. 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.

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

Construction Marketing

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. Ignorant workers are perhaps the biggest dangers in any industry, as their unknowing mistakes put everyone else at risk. Accidents are more likely to occur when workers are unsure what to expect.

Risk on the Road

Construction Business Owner

Risk on the Road. Because of the construction industry’s variable nature — transporting various types of cargo, traveling unfamiliar routes, driving under challenging road conditions and using different vehicles — construction fleets are uniquely prone to vehicular accidents.

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Construction Risk Management | Contractor Risk Management | Construction Risk Register | What Is Construction Management at Risk

CivilJungle

Information of Construction Risk Management. Construction risk management is a long steep process, in which we have to calculate the all-possible risk and determine the process by which we can reduce this type of risk. Information of Contractor Risk Management.

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Understanding Risk on the Road

Construction Business Owner

Understanding Risk on the Road. Because of the construction industry’s variable nature — transporting various types of cargo, traveling unfamiliar routes, driving under challenging road conditions and using different vehicles — construction fleets are uniquely prone to vehicular accidents.

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How to Prepare for Unexpected Risk Exposure

Construction Business Owner

How to Prepare for Unexpected Risk Exposure. Both can prove invaluable, due to their ability to protect owners from accidents or errors that can have potentially devastating effects on their business and its long-term viability Alex Headley. Mon, 09/20/2021 - 07:30.

A simple way to do risk assessments

FDR Safety

Recently I’ve done dozens of Task Based Risk Assessments (TaBRA) for clients, and the experience always reinforces for me the importance of worker input and the relative speed in which an assessment can be performed. Risk assessment from the perspective of the worker began with, “I’m your kid… What part of your job has the greatest risk of injury?” The first level of risk assessment comes from the worker. Accident Prevention

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Defining acceptable risk in LOTO or machine guarding

FDR Safety

Safety professionals concerned with safety, efficiency and compliance should have the concepts of “acceptable risk” and “feasibility” in the forefront of their thinking. In every case, the “acceptable risk” and “feasibility” of lockout/tagout or machine guarding was the central issue. and international safety standards recognize that zero risk does not exist. Risk can be reduced or traded but not eliminated. Accident Prevention OSHA

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Derailment inquiry exposes risk management shortfalls

Construction Law

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has produced an interim report into the derailment of the 06.38 New procedures have been ushered in since the accident and no doubt the safety level has been increased since then. Blog and Comment Comment railways risk management

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

Construction Dive

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

From Zero to Hero: Construction Risk Management

Safety Services Company

IS YOUR BUSINESS EFFECTIVELY PRIORITIZING CONSTRUCTION RISK MANAGEMENT? Truth be told, every industry involves risk. Ever-present risks can delay or completely derail investments. With that said, construction risk management should be a priority for your company.

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Task based risk assessment provides ‘voice of factory floor’

FDR Safety

When assessing the safety risks of a work task, the devil is in the details, and who knows the details better than the employees who perform the task. That is one of the guiding principles behind Task Based Risk Assessment, or TaBRA for short. It can be thought of as the “voice of the factory floor” and is a very important tool in the safety pro’s kit because it quickly and efficiently determines the risk of a particular task. Accident Prevention

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From Zero to Hero: Construction Risk Management

Safety Services Company

How Well Does Your Business Prioritize Construction Risk Management? Truth be told, every industry involves risk. Ever-present risks can delay or completely derail investments. With that said, construction risk management should be a priority for your company. Legal Risks.

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How to Minimize Risk on Your Construction Site

Construction Junkie

With intelligent, scalable, and effective security services, you can minimize risk and keep your assets secure. With so many potential hazards, heavy-duty machinery, and power tools, it’s perhaps not surprising that serious accidents are relatively commonplace.

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Manage Safety Risk – Get a “2 Fer”

FDR Safety

If you manage for risk, you also manage for compliance. However, if you manage for compliance, you may overlook risk and hazards that result in serious or fatal injuries. Thankfully, the groundwork to manage risk within GM and our joint process had been laid. I’ll share with you my learning and experiences of why managing risk gets you a “2 Fer.” Risk assessment allows workers to assess the exposure to hazards for both routine and non-routine tasks.

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Emerging issues in safety: Risk assessment, sustainability

FDR Safety

The first is risk assessment. In the mid-‘90s, when I was part of the National Safety Council’s Institute for Safety through Design (now “sunset”), risk assessment was more of a concept and vision than a reality for most organizations in the U.S. In this case, risk assessment has definitely moved to the mainstream in just a couple blinks of the eye. Accident Prevention Safety and sustainability

OSHA cites contractor in NYC mini-crane accident, proposes $155K fine

Construction Dive

Louis-based Western Waterproofing allegedly put employees at risk by allowing untrained workers to operate the equipment on a Manhattan site

Why Task Based Risk Assessment Is Better

FDR Safety

When I work with clients, I always use Task Based Risk Assessment (TaBRA). But the method is helpful in many situations, including: Deciding if a task that is normal, routine and repetitive to an operation and eligible for the OSHA exception to lockout is OK from a risk perspective. Without the detail, you might ignore hazards and risks, but the detail also allows for creating better work instructions. Accident Prevention

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Preventive Maintenance Can Reduce Safety Risk

FDR Safety

Preventive maintenance and safety are disciplines not typically seen as closely related, but bridging the two silos can help identify low probability risks with severe injury potential. A risk assessment of your facility and processes, talking with maintenance workers and supervisors about tasks infrequently / rarely performed, and other means to gain input on jobs not typically reviewed are steps in the right direction. Accident Prevention

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Suffolk: Algorithms prevent accidents and delays, up productivity by 20%

Construction Dive

is leading a team of analysts to write machine-learning tools that scan photos for safety risks and forecast project timelines based on historical data An executive dedicated to data science at Suffolk Construction Co.

Study: Obese drivers more likely to die from car accidents

Safety Services Company

Study: Obese drivers more likely to die from car accidents. The study follows earlier investigations into the relationship between obesity and auto-accident deaths that indicate a “cushion effect” allows overweight individuals to move further forward before safety restraints stop their motion, possibly resulting in more frequent and more severe injuries. Estimated Risk Ratio. Accidents & Fatalities

ANSI B11 and risk assessment: The best kept secret in safety

FDR Safety

At the recent ASSE Professional Development Conference, there was considerable focus on risk assessment, voluntary standards and prevention through design. The primary reason to become familiar with ANSI B11 is that it guides risk assessment. Risk assessment is one of the most powerful safety tools we have. Risk assessment, or RA for short, will guide you in the application of feasible risk reduction controls. Acceptable risk is not zero risk.

What Should You Do When There is an Accident on Your Construction Site

Best Practices Construction Law

Police and fire investigators have determined that the truck driver’s death was a workplace accident and not a crime. Examples like this are good reminders of the lessons to learn when investigating or handling an accident on a construction site. These include: Prepare before the accident. It is important to prepare before the accident by having a checklist or best practices protocol to follow if an accident should occur. Organize post-accident activities.

Accidents At Construction Sites: What To Do?

Best Practices Construction Law

" While the explosion in Kansas does not appear to have involved an accident at a construction site, early reports do indicate that the cause may have been a contractor performing underground work that struck a gas line. In any event, there are some lessons to learn when investigating or handling an accident on a construction site. These include: Prepare before the accident. Act diligently when an accident occurs. Organize post-accident activities.

Video: Crane Operator Fishes 4 Accident Victims Out of River

Construction Equipment

Brilliant crane operator risked his own life to save others after witnessing a commuter bus being struck by an oncoming car, causing the bus to roll into a shipping channel in Changzhou Province in China. Click here to watch this hero in action

Lack of national standards on design of bioterror labs creates higher risk for accidents, panel says

BD+C

labs that conduct research on bioterror germs such as anthrax are at risk for accidents because they do not have uniform design and operation standards, according to a Congressional investigative group. According to a new report by the General Accounting Office, “In the absence of some fundamental criteria, each laboratory can be designed, constructed, and maintained according to local requirements.

What Ever Happened With Those Crane Accidents in 2008?

Constructonomics

The more devastating of the accidents, on E. The cause of this accident was good ‘ol American greed. Greed in manufacturing of cars and other items can probably turn into some risk of safety, but a faulty car will most likely leave you stranded on the side of the road and not flattened on a New York City sidewalk. At the risk of being sent “swimming with the fishes”, I hope Jimmy Lomma goes away for a long time.

Honeywell Safety recalls hard hats due to risk of head injury

Contractor Magazine

No accidents or injuries have been reported so far The hard hats can fail to protect users from impact.

Safety On Site - What It Can Mean For Your Construction Project

Wolgast Corporation

Safety is an important aspect of any business but especially in construction, where a little accident can have serious impacts to those involved; the trades people on site, the owner, and the contractor. the Wolgast Way Safety on Site Good for Business Risk Management

What Should You Do When There is an Accident on Your Construction Site

Best Practices Construction Law

Police and fire investigators have determined that the truck driver''s death was a workplace accident and not a crime. Examples like this are good reminders of the lessons to learn when investigating or handling an accident on a construction site. These include: Prepare before the accident. It is important to prepare before the accident by having a checklist or best practices protocol to follow if an accident should occur. Act diligently when an accident occurs.

How to get back to the basics behind the wheel.

FDR Safety

Hundreds of thousands of preventable accidents are happening every year. This month we’ll see dozens of highly reputable sources, with supporting facts, highlighting the risks associated with distracted driving. Accident Prevention Articles

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4 Most Common Workplace Injuries

Construction Marketing

A person’s workplace conditions and the type of work they engage in cause these risks. . Likewise, other jobs leave workers more exposed to accidents than others. Slip And Fall Accident. Likewise, a slip and fall accident can occur in any work environment.

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OSHA issues plan to target high risk workplaces

Safety Services Company

OSHA issues plan to target high risk workplaces. “Through the SST program, we can prevent injuries and illnesses, and save lives by focusing our inspection resources on employers in high-hazard worksites where workers are at greater risk,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health David Michaels. In addition, OSHA implements both national and local “emphasis” inspection programs to target high-risk hazards and industries.

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Older, Not Wiser? Workplace Fatalities Highest Amongst Older Generation

FDR Safety

What is clear, however, is that the toll of workplace injury, illness and death remains too high, and too many workers remain at serious risk. We recognize the “safe way” to perform daily tasks and start weighing the risks involved in saving time by taking shortcuts. We believe that our past experience, knowledge, and wisdom somehow cloaks us from the risk of serious injury, especially in the workplace. Accident Prevention Safety and sustainability

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Electrical Workers Taking Deadly Safety Risks

Safety Services Company

Despite the positive trend, the organization cautioned that too many Ontarians — especially electrical workers —are dying from electrical accidents. ESA uses the incident data in the OESR to identify those areas that present the greatest risk to Ontarians, to track changes in incident data, and to identify emerging trends. A recently released report from the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) states that electricity-related deaths in Ontario declined 38 per cent the past five years.

Construction Cost Estimating Blog: Types of risks in construction

Construction Cost Estimating

Types of risks in construction. Risk in construction is fully integrated with every facets of construction life cycle. Construction risk may put a threat to an organization’s success and debar to achieve the project objectives in terms of time, cost, quality, safety and environmental sustainability. With construction risks construction projects may experience with ill defined scope, design and constructability issues and mismanaged vendors. Technical Risks.

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Who Is Responsible For Temporary Worker Safety?

FDR Safety

Two years ago in Alabama, OSHA found that both permanent and temporary employees at an auto parts manufacturer faced the danger of being caught in machinery or hit by objects and the risk of suffering amputations. Accident Prevention Temporary Safety Professionals / RecruitingWho Is Responsible For Temporary Worker Safety? Just ask OSHA. OSHA has made it clear that staffing agencies and host employers are jointly responsible for temporary worker safety.

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Las Vegas Raiders Not Gambling On Workplace Safety

FDR Safety

The results speak for themselves, as the total duration of the project includes a total of over 200,000 hours without a major accident occurring. In the heart of a city known for risk and reward, the Raiders stadium project shows safety is something not worth gambling on. Accident Prevention Safety and sustainabilityLas Vegas Sun : It’s 6 o’clock in the morning at the future home of the Raiders in Las Vegas and workers are about to begin their shift on the $1.8

Suffolk's safety app wins industry award

Construction Dive

to predict jobsite risks that could lead to accidents The RiskX app works with data from Smartvid.io