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 +

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 +

A Group of Sailors Ensure Safety in the Shipyard

Bremerton, United States, April 11, 2018 – Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Nimitz, can always be identified because they wear green ball caps and green crosses towards the backside of the helmets. As the group comprising of 17 sailors works in the safety department, it is responsible to deliver training through several safety programs. James Martinez, the damage controlman, stated that the group always makes sure that the ship is safe at every instance. The job is done efficiently only when everyone is safe Read More +

Challenges a Manager May Come Across at a Construction Site

Construction sites can be extremely dangerous especially when workers are using heavy construction equipment during the day. But, some dangers may not be obvious and can eventually lead to injuries. So, in order to create a safe construction environment, it’s always essential to protect the construction workers and go ways beyond the standard safety rules. To help you out in a much better way, you can have a look at a list of common construction safety challenges. Different perception of risks People may not be Read More +

A Safe Workplace With Safety Consulting Firms

If you are planning to have a safe construction workplace then you can achieve it with the safety consulting firms. In order to have comfort in your work you should have a safe workplace. You cannot create a safe workplace on your own. There are some safety consulting firms which will provide you a safe workplace. A safe workplace is not only productive but also a successful workplace. You should create the safety culture and implement the practices and standards to have a secure environment Read More +

Construction Tools for Jobsite Safety

Job site safety is being taken even more seriously today. Not only is awareness growing, but increased regulatory enforcement and technological advancements are driving the personal protective equipment (PPE) market. In fact, this market is growing so much that Zion Research believes that the industry will be worth $56.06 billion by 2021. How Construction Safety Tools are Growing Today It’s a great time for construction safety devices. Due to its financial viability innovators are spending time and money developing some great construction safety tools today. Read More +

Important Reasons of Considering Safety Training of The Employees

Safety training programs are important for construction companies and their workers. Some of the crucial reasons for considering a standard safety training program for your employees include: Avoid accidents One of the most important things a good safety program ensures is a reduction of the number of accidents at the workplace. This will keep the workers safer and prevent any tragedies from happening. It will also avoid the construction companies protected from costly legal complexities. Improved quality standard While performing the core operations when the Read More +

Watchdogs for Commercial Construction Forecast Job Growth and High Revenues

The US Chamber of Commerce together with the USG (United States Gypsum) Corporation has published surveys that strongly point towards the commercial construction sector’s development and growth in 2017. Commercial construction is experiencing a boom throughout the US making employers and contractors optimistic about a vertical expansion in the construction and building sector. The USG in cooperation with the US Chamber of Commerce releases a CCI index every 3 months or quarterly that throws light on the outlook and prospects pertaining to the construction sector Read More +

Maximizing Construction Site Safety

Ensuring job site safety when working in construction is a critical responsibility to not only the foreman and fellow workers, but, also to those in charge of and investing in any work site project. Believe it or not, there are on average 100,000 or more work-site injuries per year, many of which could have easily been prevented. In many cases, sufficient training, safety awareness, and proper preparation could have gone a long way in preventing said incidents. For starters, ensuring that each worker is up Read More +