The World’s Need For Construction Safety

Construction is one of if not the most dangerous occupation in the world. With giant skyscrapers and massive projects, it’s easy to get injured if one doesn’t work with the right safety protocols in place. The various countries and cultures around the world have sometimes different rules, different mindsets based on any number of reasons ranging from religion to just plain ignorance. For the past 100 years, construction safety technologies and methods have improved in the developed countries but not so in the underdeveloped countries. Read More +

Construction Safety And The Responsibility Of The Small Builder

Small builders have a lot of responsibility when it comes to their projects, and no other responsibility can be greater than construction safety. To ensure that one’s workers and subcontractors, as well as clients, are always on the right side of construction safety, many factors come into play to make sure things go smooth from beginning to end. Just as important as it is to start a project with blueprints and code protocols, the same goes for the workplace. The small contractor has to be especially careful as Read More +

Prevent Accidents With A Responsible Fall Protection Plan

Some people just don’t get it when it comes to construction safety. They think the can just ‘wing it’ and things will be alright. In truth, it takes a careful planning regimen and adherence to known and sound safety precautions that lead to a safe and efficient construction work environment. Construction brings in the most fatalities regarding work related accidents. It’s usually due to incompetence and greed. Many construction bosses want things done yesterday and that means sloppy and unsafe conditions. This really applies to Read More +

There’s Someone To Watch Over Your Job Safety

Every worker is basically responsible for their own safety while on the job. That can mean that everyone on the job site must be on the lookout for dangers to self and others. Management usually appoints a series of supervisors who specialize in one or more areas that call upon the use of materials and methods that avoid dangers. To facilitate this on a federal level is the OSHA or the Occupational Safety Health Act that was established in 1970. It seems a bit primitive Read More +

Construction Safety Is Foremost

We’ve all seen construction workers loaded down with protective gear like hard hats and safety goggles, harnesses and such. There’s a good reason for it because construction is dangerous work. Construction safety ranging from general accidents to fall protection happen regularly due to many factors. To avoid such tragic events the first step to construction safety is education. That’s where, listening to the supervisors and team leaders who’ve seen it all. They know more preventative measures than any newbie can imagine because it takes a Read More +

An Ounce Of Prevention

Safety comes first. Dangerous occupations can bring about disabling or even fatal results. That being said, fall protection is one of the foremost injuries. Whether in the home or out in the field doing business, a fall can mean lots of trouble and capital. One has to take responsibility for one’s accident proneness. Paying attention, not working while under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and following safety guidelines means for a safer and more productive work experience overall. This should be an axiom but Read More +

3M Teams up with OSHA to Protect Workers

Safety and OSHA, to provide the most up to date training, seminars, equipment familiarization and more, with a wide variety of various employers and general labor employees. Fall protection–unfortunately–is not being taken seriously enough, and in lieu of this representative through statistics is an ever increasing annual death-rate related to unsafe working conditions, a lack of personal protective equipment installation or adequate utilization, and in turn hazardous conditions and construction-based falls that commonly lead to serious, and even fatal injuries on the job. Although there Read More +

How Important is Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

Whenever you have people working for you, there is the risk that something happens to them while on duty that causes injury. Whether it is by pure chance or due to systems with inappropriate safety cautions, this puts you and your company at risk. Workers compensation insurance may help hedge against this risk and keep you protected in the case that something happens. Some states go so far as to require all companies to have workers’ compensation insurance- if you are in one of those Read More +

Protect Yourself from Falls

Falls are a common cause of serious injury at work, often resulting in avoidable deaths. The sad reality is that many of the serious injuries and deaths that result from falls today are the result of not following proper regulations or best practices when it comes to safety. OSHA has a long list of rules that workplaces need to follow depending on their type of business, but even beyond that there are usually additional best practices aimed at reducing the risk of injury and occupational Read More +

Evaluating Workplace Hazards: Fall Incidents on the Rise

More and more companies are, sadly, not only facing increased fatalities of their workers on job sites, but likewise an increase in lawsuits or otherwise accidental scenarios which lead to unwanted and costly negative public reputation—often leading to or including license removal, and even termination! Workplace hazards are seemingly being neglected, not taken seriously enough, or responsibly when it comes to the winning-bidder and his or her intentions in creating a safer work environment for the workers in which one employs on said job site. Read More +