construction safety

You Shape Your Construction Workers’ Safety Attitudes

Most people think construction work is dangerous. It’s difficult to argue otherwise. Among the top 25 most dangerous occupations in the United States, about 32% are construction-related jobs. And the data supporting that statistic are hard and cold: Subcontractors’ construction workers’ fall-related injuries and deaths are higher than general contractors’ employees. Non-union companies’ workers’ injuries …

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Construction Safety & First Aid Obligations

Project supervisors and managers aren’t overseers as much as they are influencers. That’s why an effective construction safety culture begins at the top. The J.J. Keller® consultancy firm specializes in safety and regulatory compliance. Additional environmental, health and safety (EHS) professionals offered input for a whitepaper for the company’s Safety Management Suite of software. Construction companies will find it a valuable source …

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Putting a Price on Life: Construction Workers and Safety

In 2015, Carlos Moncayo was buried alive in a 14´ unreinforced trench on a New York construction jobsite. The undocumented worker was 22 years old. The New York construction company was convicted of manslaughter/negligent homicide and fined $10,000. If passed, Carlos’ Law would allow a $300,000 minimum fine to New York companies in which construction …

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OSHA Lists Construction Violations

Change is a constant in construction. On the other hand, some things never seem to change, and that includes OSHA’s Top 10 more frequently cited violations across all industries. These accidents and injuries occur because the prevention programs are poorly supervised, mismanaged, or handed off to employees and forgotten. Avoid These 10 Construction Violations 1. Falls …

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Construction Safety: Protecting Against Hearing Loss

Have you heard of illnesses or injuries that occur because of lifestyle choices? For example, being sedentary as a choice has many unhealthy consequences. Aging rockers with hearing loss may regret standing near a concert speaker the size of a townhouse in 1976. Still, that was a lifestyle choice. You shouldn’t need to worry about work-related …

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Construction Industry JHA Process Ineffective?

Construction safety is a risk you can manage. The JHA (job safety analysis) program was needed to identify and mitigate or eliminate workplace hazards by stimulating employee buy-in to safety. A recent JHA process study by the CPWR (Center for Construction Research and Training) submits: Complacency Ineffective communication from management Isolation of upper management from jobs …

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Construction Safety Programs Can Lower Insurance Expenses

Risk management is the process of identifying, evaluating, and controlling threats. These risks can be dangers to your company, personnel, or financial well-being. They can be natural disasters, for which you can assign probability ratios. Security threats and on-the-job accidents are risks you can minimize or even eliminate with strategic management. Construction safety is a …

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