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 +

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 +

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 +

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 +

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 +

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 +