Unconventional tips for building a better Safety Culture in Construction

Every company should be working to improve safety on the jobsite.  However just providing more training and proper personal protective equipment is not enough.  So how do you approach improving culture in some non conventional ways? Improving safety culture is all about getting workers to think on their own, identify risks and make good decisions.  Training is the first step … Read More

Preventing Falls on Construction Jobsites

Every year falls top the list of injuries that occur on the construction jobsite.  They are the leading cause of death to construction workers every year. These deaths are preventable though.  OSHA has been partnering with organizations to help raise awareness of construction falls and how they can be prevented.  Now you can help do your part protecting workers and … Read More

Improving Construction Worker Well Being

Construction is a traditionally a rough and tumble work environment so any discussion about feelings and well being might seem a bit out of place.  Construction is often perceived as an industry full of tough individuals who should have no problem dealing with health or mental problems. The truth is that we need to focus more on the well being … Read More

Avoiding Worker Fatigue in Construction

If you are like most of us when 3:00pm comes around you are reaching for a cup of coffee or some sort of caffeine to provide you with a pick up.  Maybe you’re lucky enough that just a good bit of sunshine and fresh air will do the trick and perk you right up. Never the less we all suffer … Read More

Top Ten OSHA Cited Standards from 2017 for Construction

Every year the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publishes a list of the most cited standards from the previous year.  Although the list changes little from year to year there are some valuable statistics that come from this list. The purpose of the list even though it changes very little is to raise awareness for employees about these commonly … Read More

Tips for improving your safety culture for Construction

Every year companies make commitments to improving safety on the jobsite but many times they lack a plan for actually doing so.  Improving safety can happen in a lot of different ways but one of the most effective is improving the overall safety culture of the company.  Now changing a culture is not easy, it is actually quite the opposite … Read More

Enabling a Technology Focused Construction Jobsite

Most contractors would agree that the success of a construction project can largely determined by four factors: safety, cost, quality and time. However,  there is not a “one size fits all” approach for project success in the Construction industry. The same can be said for technology, in that each company’s journey is unique.  There are a few key areas where … Read More

Ten things to ask yourself before taking a safety walk

Safety is one of the biggest concerns on any construction project and taking regular safety walks is important to improving site safety.  When we step out of the trailer it is extremely easy to get distracted by the many “fires” that are happening on the jobsite but sometimes we need to just focus on safety.  It can be difficult to … Read More

Why are Site Safety Orientations so Important in Construction?

When workers arrive to your project sites for the first time, what is the first thing they do?  Hopefully the answer is report to the site office for a safety orientation.  These orientations can be critical to maintaining a safe jobsite.  Most workers are familiar with the general safety rules of a construction site but your project is unique and … Read More

Understating OSHA’s Respirable Silica Table 1

As we discussed in our post last week the silica standard OSHA 1926.1153 is in effect and everyone is talking about it.  Having had the opportunity to discuss the standard with OSHA hygienists we wanted to share what we thought was some helpful information.  Since the measurement of airborne silica is a fairly involved process OSHA has provided us with … Read More