Third Annual Trench Safety Stand Down
JUN 21, 2018 construction, risk management
Third Annual Trench Safety Stand Down This week, June 18-23, is the Trench Safety Stand Down, sponsored by the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) and the North American Excavation Shoring Association (NAXSA), and supported by the Occupational Safety and Health Association. Read More
Skilled Construction Workers Wanted!
APR 16, 2018 construction
Skilled Construction Workers Wanted! Although there are millions of construction jobs up for grabs, there aren’t enough skilled workers to fill the positions
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Road Work Ahead: Are You Following Safety Protocols?
APR 06, 2018 Todd Bernardoni, RMS and Barbara Blaine, RMS construction, risk management
Road Work Ahead: Are You Following Safety Protocols? When it comes to traffic work zones, drivers, passengers and construction workers are all at risk. In 2016, there were 143 worker fatalities on road construction sites and 635 driver and passenger fatalities in work zones, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, respectively. Read More
Creating and Maintaining a Substance Abuse-free Workplace
FEB 19, 2018 Dave Galbraith, AVP Loss Control construction
Creating and Maintaining a Substance Abuse-free Workplace The U.S. construction market is the second largest in the world, employing over 8 million workers with private construction, and spending over $687 billion. Considering the critical impact the construction market has on the economy, businesses, employers, employees and the general public; creating and maintaining a drug-free workplace makes good business sense. Read More
Back-Saving Tips for Lifting and Bending Safely
DEC 28, 2017 construction, manufacturing
Back-Saving Tips for Lifting and Bending Safely Do you know what one of the leading causes for missed work days is? Lifting and bending work-related injuries. If fact, they account for 34 percent of all work-related injuries each year. Most of these types of injuries are due to overexertion and gradual trauma of the back or shoulders from incorrect and unsafe lifting techniques. Read More
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Smart Concrete
DEC 26, 2017 construction
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Smart Concrete Recent research and development have led to interesting results in the concrete world. The world’s most common construction material may be on the verge of a revolutionary change: smart concrete that can actually heal itself. Read More
Portable Heaters on Construction Jobsites
DEC 18, 2017 construction
Portable Heaters on Construction Jobsites When colder months approach throughout the country, we begin to see various types of portable heaters on construction jobsites. While heaters can take many shapes and sizes, and use different types of fuel, they all come with many of the same hazards. Read More
Signal Your Way to Safety: What to Know About Crane Operations and Signals
DEC 14, 2017 construction
Signal Your Way to Safety: What to Know About Crane Operations and Signals Fatalities from crane accidents are increasing every year, and it is your responsibility to protect your workers from these avoidable tragedies. Properly inspecting the crane at your worksite before use is only half the battle, it is equally important that you and your workers are aware of crane operations and hand signals. Knowing these important protocols can help your workers safely operate and work around a crane in use. Read More
Protecting Workers from Cold Stress
DEC 11, 2017 construction
Protecting Workers from Cold Stress Every winter, thousands of people die from exposure to frigid temperatures. Between 2006-2010, 63 percent of weather-related fatalities were due to cold exposure. People who work outdoors during the winter are especially at risk. Make sure your workers know the dangers of cold exposure and how to protect themselves from common cold illnesses.
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Understanding Multi-Employer Worksites
DEC 07, 2017 Dave Galbraith, AVP Loss Control construction
Understanding Multi-Employer Worksites Multi-employer worksites are encountered on a regular basis in the construction and manufacturing industries. You’ll find an abundance of reading materials and definitions on this topic, so this blog is to help simplify the standard to a more understandable discussion. We’ll focus on construction jobsites – although the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Multi-Employer Policy applies to all workplaces where multiple employers are working at one location. Read More
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