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 +

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 +

Tips on Personal Safety While Working in Construction Sites

Construction site workers and laborers are constantly vulnerable to a range of hazards including but not limited to falls from buildings, scaffolding collapse, ladder slippage, and neglecting to put on or use personal safety equipment. On any working day, an estimated 6.5 million individuals are engaged in about 2, 52, 000 constructions sites throughout the country. Accidents and injuries that turn to be fatalistic leading to the death of workers or their becoming crippled so as to render them indisposed for employment are much higher Read More +

Details about Fall Protection Regulations That Construction Industry Employers and Workers Should Know

The month of June is regarded and observed as the ‘National Safety Month’ in the construction industry in America. So, it’d not be out of place to throw light on a specific aspect pertaining to ‘construction safety’ that has had the highest number of citations in the financial year 2015-fall protection. Elucidation on the intricacies and specifications pertaining to fall protection is expected to enlighten construction site worker as well as their employers. Awareness about the safety guidelines makes the construction sector companies and employees Read More +

Attempting to Underscore Construction Safety in terms of Numbers

Creating a conducive working environment for construction site workers and laborers is a prerequisite that cannot be compromised upon. The need to offer an environment where workers will feel safe and secure will be best comprehended by captains of the construction industry. However, almost all employers belonging to the construction will readily agree that the responsibility of keeping workers safe during work) is a complicated task. They’ve to keep abreast of a surfeit of laws to avoid getting caught on the wrong side of the Read More +

OSHA to Organize Annual Fall Prevention Awareness Conclave

Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA is scheduled to organize the 4th edition of the annual ‘National Fall Prevention Stand-Down’ conclave from 8th May till 12th May. OSHA was established by an act of Congress (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Act of 1970) with the overarching objective of ensuring healthy and safe working conditions for the workforce. The enforcement of work safety standards was sought to be achieved by disseminating information about the labor laws, providing training, and offering legal assistance. The stand-down Read More +

BeamRunner is a personal anchoring device proudly made in the USA

BeamRunnerTM is a finely crafted, personal anchoring device designed to be carried and installed by one man with one hand. Following 10 years of research and development by Louis Cowin, a master machinist from Bohemia, NY, BeamRunnerTM solves the challenging anchoring issues faced by the ironworkers’ trade. Proudly made in the USA, the patented “mechanical force multiplier” designed in the stainless steel trigger grip and release activates two jaws with 4 1/16” conical teeth, which actually penetrate carbon steel for a grip capable of resisting Read More +