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 +

City Releases Requirements For Construction Workers To Fulfill

According to the de Blasio administration, it will be a requirement for every construction worker to go through a 40 hours of safety training as part of a new law released. The details of the number of hours and makeup of the course curriculum were some of the things that had been highly anticipated by the construction sector. There is no other choice but to comply with the new law before the next spring, even though there are certain provisions that have started. In March, 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 +

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 +

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 +

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 +

All Fall In For OSHA’s New Fall Protection Rules

November 17, 2016, the new general industry fall protection rules were issued by OSHA and will go into effect on Jan 17, 2017. This massive industry-wide set of guidelines is mandatory even with delays that should be sewn up by July 2017. The new rule is an update to the walking-working surfaces standards of the past 45 years known as (29 C.F.R. 1910 SubpartD) as well as the personal protective equipment standards (29 C.F.R. 1910 Subpart I). OSHA stands for the Occupational Safety and Health Read More +