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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.