Approaching the topic of workplace safety around heavy equipment might feel tiring to you if you’ve spent any number of years working in the construction field or any related line of work where equipment is present. Safety reminders are many and some stories of life-altering injury seem like they could have been prevented with common […]

It takes a brave individual to seek justice for the wrongs conducted on a worksite. Workers typically become whistleblowers after suffering retaliation from an employer that did not take favorably to being approached about an issue. In the construction industry, whistleblowing is usually a result of the following wrongdoings as a result of a project: […]

We’ve compiled the list of Top 10 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards for Construction for fiscal year 2018 (October 2017 through September 2018) and there aren’t many changes from last year’s list. Every year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases the Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards from the previous fiscal year. The […]

At first glance, the concept of the “fatal four” may sound like a scare tactic implemented by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) to keep construction workers on their toes. However, these four hazards accounted for nearly 64% of construction worker deaths in 2016. OSHA has even determined that eliminating the risks of the […]

This past July, Public Citizen, a non-profit consumer and health advocacy group, submitted a petition to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requesting the agency create a new safety standard to protect workers from exposure to excessive heat. In their petition, they claim that many workers, including those in construction, have to work in […]

Construction sites can be a dangerous work environment. Safety managers and project managers are tasked with being able to identify and eliminate hazards to ensure the safety of everyone on the jobsite. Conducting a job hazard analysis for each job on a project is an effective method for mitigating potential hazards and protecting workers. A […]

Pioneering your own construction business can often require jumping over more hurdles than most other businesses, simply due to the hazards associated with the job. Aside from ensuring your business is licensed and insured, managers and entrepreneurs also need to face the grueling task of understanding and complying with the Occupational Safety and Health Act […]

It is no secret that careers in the construction industry are more dangerous than other professions due to many adverse conditions that workers are exposed to. Narrowly avoiding traffic, slip and fall accidents, and electrocutions are a few potential hazards that construction workers face head-on. There are many factors that lead construction workers to be […]