What You Need to Know About Mobile Equipment Safety
OCT 04, 2019 construction, risk management
What You Need to Know About Mobile Equipment Safety According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), almost one in four struck-by-vehicle deaths involve construction workers. Moreover, 75 percent of struck-by fatalities in general involve heavy equipment such as trucks or cranes. Read More
Does a Lack of Sleep Increase Jobsite Risk?
SEP 09, 2019 construction
Does a Lack of Sleep Increase Jobsite Risk? ​Most people will agree; on days you feel well-rested you’re more productive, happier and ready to take on whatever challenges come your way. But, what about days you struggled to get a good night’s sleep? Lethargy, lack of focus and physical symptoms like a headache, are just a few of the consequences that come to mind. Read More
​Heavy Machinery Safety
AUG 26, 2019 construction
​Heavy Machinery Safety On the jobsite, you’re likely to encounter many different types of machinery, each with its own set of best practices. While all equipment requires care, heavy machinery often needs extra attention. Check out the tips below to avoid injuries and property damage when operating heavy machinery. Read More
Keep Cool, Stay Safe: Tips for High Temperatures
JUL 15, 2019 construction, risk management
Keep Cool, Stay Safe: Tips for High Temperatures The heat is dangerous for everyone, but even more so for workers who have to spend hours at a time outside. Occupations in which you have to work in the heat make you more susceptible to heat related illness, so here are some tips to make sure you stay safe while soaking in the sun’s rays. Read More
The Best Apps for Construction Productivity
JUL 09, 2019 construction
The Best Apps for Construction Productivity ​A jobsite has numerous moving parts, and keeping the project on-task takes plenty of coordination. New technologies have the ability to streamline processes, enhance organizational capabilities and mobilize administrative tasks. Check out some of the coolest apps below: Read More
How to Prevent and Manage Workplace Injuries ​The National Safety Council estimates that a worker is injured on the job every seven seconds and, in 2017 alone, 104 million work days were lost due to work-related injuries. Read More
The Right Fit: The Importance of PPE Designed for Women
JUN 19, 2019 construction, risk management
The Right Fit: The Importance of PPE Designed for Women The numbers are astounding; just 9.9 percent of people in the construction industry are women, and only 13.3 percent of those women are tradespeople. Construction is currently a male-dominated field, but as the profession grows, an expected 25 percent of the industry will be women by 2020.This means changes need to be made in the industry. Read More
Picture this: Radar and LIDAR on the jobsite
MAY 07, 2019 construction
Picture this: Radar and LIDAR on the jobsite Autonomous vehicles are developing quickly because of the economic gains they can generate. The construction industry is taking advantage of this progress, and is also moving closer to widespread self-driving construction vehicles. Read More
100 Years of Hard Hats
MAR 25, 2019 Ed Sowers, Risk Management Specialist construction, risk management
100 Years of Hard Hats ​When World War I came to a close, E.W. Bullard returned to the United States with very few possessions but a steel helmet. Upon his arrival home, he presented this headwear to his father, the owner of E.D. Bullard Company, as an alternative to the leather safety hats they manufactured.  From there, the modern hard hat was born. Read More
Celebrate Women in Construction Week
MAR 06, 2019 construction
Celebrate Women in Construction Week ​This week, March 3 to 9, 2019, is Women in Construction (WIC) Week. The week, hosted by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), is designed to highlight women as a viable component of the construction industry, raise awareness of the opportunities available for women and emphasize the growing role of women in the industry. In honor of WIC Week, check out these ways to celebrate and show awareness. Read More
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