The Risks Construction Companies Take When Building High Rises

There are many risks that construction companies take when building anything, especially high rises. Tall buildings come with many challenges when companies are building them. The top priority of these companies is the safety of their workers, but also the safety of others around the construction zone. And they also need to think about how safe the building will be once all of the building has ended. One of the main risks is construction workers falling while constructing the structure. However, there are things that Read More +

Winter Safety: Six Construction Rules To Live By

Winter can be a very hazardous time for construction sites. It may be icy and temperatures can plummet at any time. The best way to avoid any accidents or mishaps is to review your construction site safety policy with all your employees on a frequent basis. In this article, we will discuss the six construction site safety rules that you and your company should live by. The work site should be reviewed daily before any work starts by the supervisor. This will ensure that all Read More +

Fall Protection: What Kind Is Best For Your Company?

It is estimated that approximately 8% of all work-related injuries leading to death are from falls. OSHA states that between 150- 200 deaths are accounted for each year from falls, along with 100,000 injuries. Many of these falls could have been prevented. Some of these deaths may have happened because the fall protection used was either faulty, not used correctly, or not even used at all. Fall protection can be defined as using controls in order to protect employees from falling, or if they do Read More +

This Is How Women Can Make A Career In The Construction Industry

According to a report from the National Association of Women in Construction, just 9.1 per cent of the workers in the construction industry are women. But this is definitely not a surprise, considering that this is a field believed to be mostly for men… Still, times have changed and a lot of women are now considering making a career in this male-dominated industry. How? By following a few core principles, perfect for strengthening their careers! Standing out of the crowd is good! No matter the Read More +

There’s A Big Need For Construction Workers In Florida

It appears that the Florida construction workforce needs a serious boost nowadays, as seventy-nine percent of employers in the area revealed that they’re facing difficulties when it comes to filling “some or all” skilled trade positions. According to a new survey, revealed this Wednesday, which included 2,500 constructions firms, there are skilled worker shortages in all regions of the country, but the problem is becoming way more serious in Florida. To be more specific, in the Sunshine State, respondents are having difficulties filling hourly skilled Read More +

Construction Projects Types And Their Distinctive Traits

This blog gives you a lowdown on the construction projects types complete with the distinctive traits or characteristics that underscore each kind. Any discussion on construction will be incomplete and superficial if the conversation or debate does not take into consideration or focuses on the various kinds of construction. The word ‘construction’ has a dual connotation-when used as a noun, the expression means any edifice or structure built using manpower and machines/equipment. Alternatively, when used as a verb, construction implies the modus- operandi of erecting Read More +

Fall Prevention Pertaining to the Construction Sector

Money, training, and inspiration comprise the cornerstones of pragmatic construction safety plans and fall prevention programs that are instrumental in bringing down incidences of fall-related fatalities and injuries. Researchers at School of Health Sciences, Purdue University, conducted a study to find out the specific aspects of construction safety programs of large firms which contributed the most towards decreased falls rate vis-à-vis the smaller units. The research concluded that as the project cost surged, the fall rate plummeted. The researchers contacted a total of 25 firms Read More +

Tips on How to Make Construction Sites Safer for Workers

‘Deadline’ is one word that is intensely hated in the construction industry. It would not be out of place to say that the mere mention of the word more often than not creates panic and whips up frenzy amongst all who are connected to the industry, especially construction workers and project managers. Individuals engaged in erecting an edifice or structure and project supervisors are two groups of professionals who have to bear the maximum brunt of the pressure of meeting deadlines and not overshoot the Read More +

5 Best Practices for Safety that Can Help Prevent Construction Accidents

There are umpteen adages and maxims that emphasize and embody the personality of an individual. Aphorisms like “clothes make a man”, “a man is known by the company he keeps” and “face is the index of mind” come instantly to mind. However, in the 21st century, professionalism has become the byword for exemplifying a man or woman’s persona. So, it’d not be out of place to express that ‘you’re what you do’ or to be precise, ‘what you do on a regular basis’. This truism Read More +

Height at Which Taking Fall Protection Measures Become Imperative

What is the minimum height at which construction workers or employees (engaged in risky jobs at elevated levels) should take fall protection measures and/or use fall safety equipment? Honestly speaking, there is no simple and straightforward answer as the minimum height normally varies from one industry to another. It’d have been much easier for OSHA to frame and enforce fall safety stipulations if the altitude was identical across-the-board. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under US Dept. of Labor has specified the altitude level for Read More +