Tag: injury risks and prevention

Construction Safety Infographic: Construction Fatalities

Construction Accidents and Fatalities

It’s no secret that construction is one of the most dangerous industries to work in. The term “Construction’s Fatal Four” was coined for a reason, in an effort to reduce these 4 most common reasons for deaths in construction. That’s why construction safety is extremely important to implement and monitor for every job task related…

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OSHA National Safety Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

With the coming of warmer temperatures in most of the country comes an increase in construction activity. Unfortunately, if history teaches us anything, with increased construction activity comes increased worker injuries and fatalities. Falls continue to top the list of fatalities in construction year after year, so OSHA has once again decided to roll out…

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The Fatal Four and Safety In the Construction Industry

Construction Injury and Deaths

Construction’s “Fatal Four” consists of four deadly construction hazards that contribute to a mass of fatalities year after year. They make up the majority of construction deaths, making them a major focus in construction safety training programs. The top four causes of construction fatalities are: Falls, Struck-By, Caught-In/Between and Electrocutions. The following infographic shows just how…

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Construction Safety Infographic: Construction Accidents

Construction Worker Fatalities

The numbers regarding construction deaths each day in the United States is quite staggering. They can be attributed to 4 major causes of accidents, which ultimately puts construction at one of the top most dangerous industries to work in. This creates a strong necessity to place an emphasis on construction safety and the reduction of…

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Whole Life Construction Llc faces $48K in OSHA fines for Bridgeport hazards

Feb. 2, 2016 Stratford contractor again exposes employees to fall, scaffold hazards Whole Life Construction Llc faces $48K in OSHA fines for Bridgeport hazardsEmployer name: Whole Life Construction Llc, 306 Bird Circle, Stratford, Connecticut Citations issued: On Jan. 21, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Whole Life Construction Llc…

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Reminder: Are You in Compliance with OSHA’s New Construction Confined Space Standard?

Most employers in the construction industry already know that OSHA issued a new confined space standard for construction that became effective on August 3, 2015. Companies with employees who enter confined spaces at construction sites must be sure to understand the new regulation and adjust their processes in order to remain in compliance. Although the…

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TriBeCa Crane Collapse

1. A crane collapse in New York City killed one person and injured three others, according to the New York City Fire Department. Two of the injuries were considered serious and the other minor, officials said. 2. Emergency workers converge at the scene of a collapsed crane in a roadway in lower Manhattan the morning…

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A S General Construction Inc. faces $188K in OSHA fines for 16 violations

U.S. Department of Labor | Jan. 26, 2016 Massachusetts roofing contractor again exposes workers to fall hazards A S General Construction Inc. faces $188K in OSHA fines for 16 violations ANDOVER, Mass. – A Framingham contractor with a history of safety violations has again exposed its employees to potentially fatal fall hazards at one of…

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OSHA cites two construction companies for fall hazards

Jan. 12, 2016 Investigation finds negligent worker safety practices led to 40-foot fall that paralyzed Pennsylvania construction worker OSHA cites two construction companies for fall hazards WEST CHESTER, Pa. – A 30-year-old construction worker returned from a holiday weekend on July 6, 2015, ready to install gutters on new apartment and condominium buildings at 1323…

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Bullying and Harassment in Construction: Not Part of the Job

Related Workplace Harassment Training DVDs: Workplace Bullying and Violence Training The two discs help ensure trainers deliver consistent bullying and workplace violence training to both supervisors and employees. View Product Bullying and Respect in the Workplace Video This video clearly shows that mistreating a fellow employee makes you look bad in the eyes of others…

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