By now we should all be familiar with OSHA’s Fatal Four in construction: falls, being struck by objects, electrocutions and being caught in or between objects. These are top four causes of construction worker deaths each year. For 2015, the breakdown was as follows: Falls – 364 out of 937 total construction worker deaths in […]

Technology is constantly improving the way the construction industry operates. Smartphones and mobile apps have made communication and collaboration on projects easier. Building Information Modeling (BIM) improves project visualization, makes scheduling more efficient and reduces waste and rework. One aspect that often goes overlooked is how technology can be leveraged to improve construction site safety. […]

Heavy equipment is a necessity on nearly every construction project. Unfortunately, they can be extremely dangerous when not used properly. Rollovers, struck by accidents and caught in or between accidents are common ways workers can be injured when working on or near heavy equipment. Follow these safety tips when working with heavy equipment on the […]

The construction industry is responsible for more fatal occupational injuries than any other industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2014 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, there 899 fatal injuries occurred in construction work. That’s one out of every five worker deaths. A major emphasis, justifiably, is placed on reducing the number of fatal […]

When it comes to construction safety, does your company take a reactive or proactive approach? For most companies, their safety programs probably contain a combination of the two approaches. Proactive in some ways, but reactive on other aspects of safety. For example, an incentive program that rewards numbers of days without an accident or injury […]

Construction sites are dangerous places. Safety hazards lurk around every corner. This is evident by the high rate of occupational fatalities and injuries that occur each year in construction. Falls, electrocutions, heavy equipment rollovers and collapsing scaffolding are just a small number of ways workers can be seriously injured or killed on a construction site. […]

OSHA is proposing 18 changes to their construction, recordkeeping, maritime and general industry standards. The changes are intended to improve safety by modernizing outdated references and clarifying language to make it easier for employers to understand compliance requirements. These changes are part of OSHA’s Standards Improvement Project. This will be the fourth set of changes […]

We’ve compiled the top 10 most frequently cited standards for the construction industry for fiscal year 2016 (October 2015 through September 2016) and it is nearly identical to last year’s list. Every year, OSHA releases its list of the “Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards” to inform employers of the standards most commonly cited for […]