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 +

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 +

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 +

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 +

Fall Protection Calls For Safety First

Working on the job in construction and even other occupations calls for the right equipment and there is no substitution for the proper safety gear and professional conduct. The mot important step with safety is the professional safety mindset. That means being responsible, alert, well organized, competence, tool knowledge and more. If you have a problem being sloppy, bad communication, argumentative, disregarding of sound safety procedure, then you deserve the accident forthcoming. Construction is a serious business. You not only could harm yourself but others. 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 +

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 +