7 PPE Safety Tricks for Construction Workers
The main goal of personal protective equipment is to save the construction workers from injuries and minimize the aftermath of the accidents. Even though PPE is the last line of defense after sst class and does not guarantee you full protection, proper use can inc... Read
Scaffolding Safety: A Guide to Training, Hazards, and Inspections
According to the estimations, almost two-thirds of all construction workers do different types of work on scaffolds. Considering these statistics, it becomes clear why OSHA scaffold training is so important. The more knowledge the employees ha... Read
6 STEPS TO BUILD A SAFETY CULTURE AT CONSTRUCTION SITES
Every year the US Department of Labor publishes distressing statistics about the number of fatalities at work. Many of these accidents could have been prevented if a strong safety culture had been present in the workplace.
Definition of a safety ... Read
8 Construction Safety Myths
Many organizations pay a lot of attention to construction safety. Considering the competition on the market, every employer is concerned about their reputation and therefore makes sure that the workers stay healthy and safe.
The downside of such increased attention to the safety ... Read
What is HAZWOPER?
The majority of people will probably ask, “what is hazwoper”. To many, this might sound like a magical spell with an unknown meaning. In fact, it is an abbreviation of Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, which is represented by a procedure introduced by OSHA.
HAZWOPER ... Read
OSHA's Fatal Four in Construction
OSHA has classified the four major safety hazards that are accountable for a vast part of all fatal cases on the construction site yearly and named them the “Fatal Four”. In 2016, almost two-thirds of all deaths at job sites came from one of OSHA’s Fatal Four. This is ... Read
Bacterias are a part of our daily life and are all around us. Whereas some germs can be helpful, others can cause an infection that can spread around the worksite. To make sure that the employees stay healthy, it is, therefore, very important to pay particular attention to the way of prevention of infectious ... Read
The importance of wearing a hard hat on construction sites
Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires all employers to provide workers with hard hats and ensure that they wear them. Since this is a mandatory requirement, the information where it comes from and the importance of following this rul... Read
A local law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York and New York city building code, in relation to the licensing of general contractors has been introduced.
This bill would require general contractors to be licensed by the Department of Buildings (DOB) in a manner similar to how other tra... Read