Tag Archives: safety

FOUR QUESTIONS ALL CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS SHOULD ASK THEMSELVES

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Construction is a profession unlike any other. Every new project comes with new risks and hazards that need to be addressed. Construction professionals who are committed to excellence in their work and in their industry should ask themselves these four questions regarding safety: Am I willing to stop the unsafe work of coworkers and subcontractors […]

Every Week is Safety Week

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Safety Week is an annual, industry-wide effort to raise awareness of the construction industry’s continuous commitment to eliminating injuries. Safety Week is celebrated across sites throughout the U.S. and Canada as crews have toolbox talks, conduct demonstrations on top safety issues, and engage in conversations around safety in construction. Of course, safety can’t be confined […]

Distracted Driving: What Employees & Employers Need to Know

Driver changing radio station which is a type of distracted driving

According to the CDC, each day in the United States, approximately nine people are killed and more than 1,000 are injured in crashes that involve a distracted driver. In 2015 alone, 3,477 deaths were the result of distracted driving. Distracted Driving Distracted driving is the diversion of attention away from driving, reducing the driver’s awareness, […]

Healthcare Construction Trends

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Healthcare design and construction has evolved over the years. Facilities are making changes in response to advancements in technology, new patient needs, medical breakthroughs, and increased attention on security. So what can we expect to see more of in our hospitals and medical office buildings? Below are four of the top trends we can expect […]

Combating Cold & Ice in Construction

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Construction doesn’t take a break in the winter. Our employees install systems, service roof top units and complete important work through the coldest months of the year. With winter, comes two big construction hazards: ice and cold temperatures. Employers and employees all have a responsibility to prioritize safety. Here are some best practices for combating […]

ERGONOMICS: OFTEN OVERLOOKED IN OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY

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Whether you’re sitting at a desk all day in an office or you’re installing systems on a construction site, practicing proper ergonomics can help you prevent occupational injuries. At work, we are exposed to risk factors, such as lifting heavy items, bending, reaching overhead, pushing and pulling heavy loads, working in awkward body postures and […]

Right Tools Leads to Success for Contractors

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The Right Tools  The age-old saying “the right tool for the job” is all too important when it comes to construction sites. The best contractors in the industry know that equipping their team with the proper tools and equipment to do their jobs is necessary for a project to be successful. Safety On job sites, […]

STEPS TO LADDER SAFETY

ladder safety

Whether you’re on a construction site accessing an install area or you’re at home replacing an out-of-reach light bulb, the risks and safety precautions for using stepladders are the same. In an article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the author includes some powerful statistics pointing out that “In the United States, […]

SAFETY VIOLATION DÉJÀ VU: TOP SAFETY VIOLATIONS IN 2016 SIMILAR TO 2015

OSHA recently released their preliminary list of the most frequently cited workplace safety violations for the 2016 fiscal year: Fall Protection Hazard Communication Scaffolds Respiratory Protection Lockout/Tagout Powered Industrial Trucks Ladders Machine Guarding Electrical Wiring Electrical, General Requirements If the list looks familiar, it should. It is almost identical to the list of top safety […]