OSHA's accident search results pages reveal respiratory damage on the job are not isolated incidents, and people develop their injuries over the long term. For example, consider the case of a 55-year-old man working as … about Breathe Easier by Not Violating OSHA’s Fourth Most Cited Standard
Building inspectors and contractors share the same target: to complete a build safely and efficiently so that they can satisfy the homeowner. While there has historically been a disconnect between the two parties, there’s a … about Getting on the Same Page as your Building Inspector
New York City is beefing up its safety requirements for construction workers in light of rising accidents on construction sites. Local Law 196, which went into effect March 1,requires that all workers on certain jobs … about Are you Ready for NYC’s Safety Training Local Law 196?
Gaining a more holistic view of equipment performance, maintenance schedules, and even the location of the machinery at any given time facilitates a host of safety, efficiency and cost improvements. Telematics technology enables construction companies … about Telematics Technology: Keeping a Closer Eye on Machinery
GPS has found a home in construction for everything from grading and surveying to monitoring vehicle usage to planning routes and allocating material and labor resources. The technology adds a degree of automation and precision … about GPS Technology Keeping Construction on Track
As if working in construction doesn’t come with a host of health and safety hazards, tools commonly used by construction laborers, trade personnel, and other manual workers have been found to create a constellation of … about Not-So-Good Vibrations: Is Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) In Your Future?
Workers in the construction industry develop certain types of cancer at higher rates than the general population. While the word “cancer” creates a visceral response of fear in anyone who hears it, there are ways … about Causes and Prevention of Cancer in the Construction Industry
The term “going postal” became a morbid joke throughout the end of the 20th century. You don’t hear it used much anymore. Media coverage of mass shootings reaches saturation levels within 24 hours of an … about Risks and Liabilities of Workplace Violence
According to the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), the rate of electrocution suffered in the construction industry remains unacceptably high. Construction workers represented 61 per cent of all work-related electrocution fatalities. Construction laborers, … about Incidence of Electrocution Too High in the Construction Industry
Are robots the answer to some of the construction industry’s problems, such as workforce shortages and productivity issues? The folks at San Francisco-based Built Robotics think so. The company has developed a suite of software … about How Robots May Be a Construction Problem-Solver