Construction Worker Safety Issues: Weighing in on Silica Standards

Commercial Construction

Construction worker safety is a priority for Englewood Construction. Like most successful construction firms, Englewood Construction makes construction worker safety a top priority.

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Get Safety Certified and Advance Your Construction Career

ProCore

There are many companies and organizations offering safety certifications. Some certifications apply to people who need to develop safety management programs. Others are more important for people who oversee safety programs. construction safety OSHA construction education

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Bluebeam Tips: Construction Safety Hazards using Pictograms

Carol Hagen

How’s this for trench safety? OSHA’s new Hazard Communication Standard goes into effect June 1, 2015 and will require pictograms on labels as a safety measure. Use Bluebeam to help you with safety talks, acting as a visual aid. Why visuals are so important to safety.

4 Safety Tips Every Construction Worker Should Know

Construction Marketing Blog

Worried about your safety at work? The best way to avoid injury is to follow these important safety tips that every construction worker should know. Wear Proper Safety Gear. By being vigilant with your safety and that of others, you are far more likely to avoid injury.

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You Can't Improve Construction Safety from Inside a Filing Cabinet

How mobile technology can mitigate risk, save money, and provide a competitive advantage

The industry has a problem with safety. Here’s how to fix it.

ProCore

A culture of safety shapes the behaviors of everyone in the company, making their actions line up and improving, not only safety, but productivity, profitability, and job quality. construction safety quality and safety

Critical Aspects for an Effective Construction Safety Program

ProCore

construction safety project management safety Construction firms commonly strive for zero accidents on the job site but that goal is challenging to achieve. Unlike a manufacturing floor where machines and activities are in set positions, no two construction sites are ever the same.

How to Use Safety Signs So That They’re Effective

Construction Marketing Blog

If you own or run a business and it carries any kind of hazard or risk to employees, visitors or passing members of the public then you need to use safety signs to let people know about the potential dangers. Where should these safety signs be used? Resource Uncategorized Safety

Technology Trends In Construction Improving Job Site Safety

Construction Marketing Blog

As I mention on my website LeverInjuryLaw.com construction workers have one of the most dangerous jobs out there, and incorporating more technological gadgets can certainly help with worker safety where applicable.

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How to Use Safety Signs So That They’re Effective

Constructonomics

If you own or run a business and it carries any kind of hazard or risk to employees, visitors or passing members of the public then you need to use safety signs to let people know about the potential dangers. Using safety signs is a very rapid and cheap way of alerting the public and your workers about hazards in certain areas or around particular machines. Where should these safety signs be used? Six ways you can ensure that your safety signs are effective.

Supervisory Safety Responsibilities

Construction Business Owner

Safety performance can either make or break a project and help or hinder one’s future career prospects. Front-line supervisors hold the key to unlocking your company’s potential for high safety performance.

Reactive vs Proactive Quality and Safety Management

ProCore

construction safety procore cloud based construction software construction qualityHere’s the reality, one critical mistake could lead to a general contractor going out of business. A quick scan at ENR or any other industry publication, and it’s in your face.

hasTalk boosts health and safety delivery

Extranet Evolution

Site-based health and safety training is not always delivered regularly, and individuals and companies may not keep detailed records of what training has been received. In November 2011 , I wrote about UK-based Darley PCM and its health and safety and e-tendering services.

Safety Procedures at Construction Site – Safety Precautions and PPEs

The Constructor

Every construction site involves activities which can be dangerous for safety of workmen. So, safety procedures need to be followed PPEs to be used. How To Guide Safety Guide Construction safety

A New Truck, Bus Safety Rating Proposal Likely This Year

FDR Safety

While many of the rules have already been floated as proposals such as electronic logging and increases to the minimum insurance levels, one major new offering to expect this year will aim to bolster the CSA enforcement program by establishing a new way to assign official safety ratings to companies based on their CSA safety performance. Currently, the only way companies earn safety rating labels is when government agents perform an onsite full compliance review.

Is management the biggest roadblock to safety?

MySafetySign

Unfortunately, sometimes companies prefer to stash their safety programs in the filing cabinet rather than actively prioritizing it within their work operations. The buck is passed on to safety professionals, who are then counted on to carry out duties that exceed their authority.

OSHA’s misguided view on safety incentive programs

FDR Safety

OSHA is again taking a misguided stand against safety incentive programs as part of an effort to protect workers from retaliation for reporting injuries or illnesses. The problem with that theory is that many companies with excellent safety programs and a strong commitment to safety use incentive programs. The post OSHA’s misguided view on safety incentive programs appeared first on FDRsafety.

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My Safety Internship at PC Construction

PC Construction Blog

This summer, I have been able to hone my safety skills as an intern on a $215 million design-build treatment plant project in Washington, DC. The team on this site has given me incredible responsibility. All Our Crew Intern

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Replacing Hard Hats with Safety Helmets

Construction Equipment

The introduction of the helmets—don’t call them hard hats—is driven by the belief that helmets provide better side impact protection than traditional hard hats and won’t tumble away if a worker falls, company safety officials told Bloomberg BNA

Employer, staffing firm both responsible for temporary worker safety

FDR Safety

OSHA has stepped up its attention to temporary worker safety, and as two recent cases show, enforcement actions can be taking against both the employer and the staffing agency that provides the workers. OSHA has made it clear that staffing agencies and host employers are jointly responsible for temporary worker safety. Host employers should make sure that their contracts with staffing agencies clearly specify the safety obligations of each party.

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Safety off the job for July 4th

FDR Safety

July 4th is a good time to remember that safety for employees shouldn’t end when the work day is over. Fireworks are potentially hazardous, and anyone who intends to use them this weekend should be very aware of safety. The Consumer Products Safety Commission offers the following tips for using fireworks. The post Safety off the job for July 4th appeared first on FDRsafety.

Family-Owned Firm Is Serious About Safety

ENR Construction

Allan Myers, ENR MidAtlantic Contractor of the Year, safety, Ross Myers, construction, highway construction

Changing the Jobsite Safety Game

Construction Business Owner

Significant advancements in environmental, health and safety (EHS) software are helping employers in the construction industry save time and money and work with greater efficiency by streamlining EHS management activities.

Understanding the New Safety Language

Construction Business Owner

Conversely, if you aspire to be at the top of the bidders list in the request for proposal (RFP) screening, then your safety program should have neon around it. “Vetting” is a word we hear often.

Trip Up the Grim Reaper with a Safety Program

Construction Informer

This definitive guide to developing a construction safety program includes the rationale, a video overview and a list of resources. The post Trip Up the Grim Reaper with a Safety Program appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Construction Blog with Information, News, and Commentary.

Building a Culture of Safety

Construction Business Owner

A strong culture of safety and reduced risk requires one thing above all else: employees and management who are constantly focused on building that culture. s risk control and safety program places an emphasis on training and individual employee wellness.

Builders Mutual Establishes Job-Site Safety Institute

Construction Equipment

Grants from JSI will help conduct research to produce studies that guide safety practices, set new safety standards, and influence worker behavior on job-sites

Why should homebrewers worry about chemical safety?

MySafetySign

Safety compliance in breweries has been questioned over the years, and is especially suspect as the craft brewing industry continues to forge ahead in membership and production. Between 2003 […] The post Why should homebrewers worry about chemical safety?

TP Mechanical wins three AGC of Ohio safety awards

Constructor Magazine

COLUMBUS, OHIO — Mechanical contractor TP Mechanical, based in Cincinnati, won three safety awards June 16 at the 2017 Associated General Contractors of Ohio safety luncheon.

ICC announces theme for 37th Annual Building Safety Month

Constructor Magazine

ICC's theme for 2017 Building Safety Month is Code Officials: Partners in Community Safety and Economic Growth. read more. Codes

NYC Passes Extensive Construction Safety Bill

Construction Equipment

New York's City Council passed a new safety bill Tuesday which carries significant changes is how construction deaths are reported and what new safety procedures must be adhered to under penalty of fines up to $25,000. Worker safety

Spotting Safety: Self Supporting Ladders

The Safety Blog

Beyond incorrectly using the ladder, because the worker has more than a six-foot fall to the ground, he needs to be protected with some type of fall protection: a guardrail, safety net or personal fall arrest system. All Spotting Safety Articles: Self Supporting Ladders.

12 Core Safety Competencies for Construction Supervisors

Construction Business Owner

This article is the second in a six-part series about supervisory safety responsibilities, which will discuss leveraging supervisors within your company to build a stronger safety plan. Visit constructionbusinessowner.com/supervisory-safety to read more installments from the series

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Enhance Your Current Safety Procedures

Construction Business Owner

Employee safety on the jobsite is a crucial responsibility for fleet management. GPS tracking systems provide access to real-time vehicle locations to help businesses ensure safety on the jobsite and faster response time in an emergency

Tire Safety Dos & Don'ts

Construction Business Owner

Proper tire care contributes enormously to the overall safety of a construction fleet, and managers should pay attention to what does (and what doesn’t) constitute good tire safety practices within their fleet. By eliminating possible tire-safety concerns at the onset, owners can keep their jobsites productive and profitable and eliminate unnecessary risks to both operators and equipment. A focus on tire safety is something that should be present on any jobsite

And the ENR MidAtlantic Excellence in Safety Winners Are.

ENR Construction

The winners of ENR MidAtlantics Excellence in Safety award have been selected by a panel of safety experts from the region

Fire Safety and Property Protection Systems for Buildings

The Constructor

Fire safety and property protection systems for buildings requires knowledge and understanding of hazards to decrease the potential fire occurrence.

Incentive-Based Safety Programs

Construction Business Owner

For years, safety and risk managers have been searching for a magic elixir in their quest to answer the construction industry’s age-old riddle: What can we do to keep our workers’ compensation costs down while still keeping safety awareness high and workers engaged

How many safety violations can you find in this construction site? #HazardSpotting

MySafetySign

#HazardSpotting is a community safety initiative that helps raise awareness about dangerous workplace safety violations. Our audience submits pictures, and we write an article with insight from featured safety professionals.