Silica Rulings upheld and how it will effect your Construction Project

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has rejected all industry challenges to OSHA’s final rule on respirable crystalline silica exposure, issuing its decision December 22 last year.  The new silica rule, reduces the permissible exposure limit to an average of 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air during an 8-hour shift.  To put this in … Read More

Safety Technology to keep your eyes on for Construction in 2018

As we enter into 2018 it is a great time to look into some new technology that you can utilize on the jobsite to ensure worker safety.  There have been a lot of improvements to site safety over the last year so lets explore some of the newest technology out there.  These solutions may not all new technology but in … Read More

Do not miss out on the value of digitizing your Construction Safety Plan

As the construction industry continues to move more and more digital the days of stacks of binders on a shelf in the trailer are becoming more of a thing of the past.  You might be asking yourself why digitizing this information is good for you and your team, well we have the answers.  When safety plans, MSDS, silica plans and … Read More

Avoiding the most common construction injuries

Construction sites can be a dangerous place, exposing workers to very physical and often high risk work.  Workers are often asked to work with heavy and powerful machinery or work in areas where danger can be imminent such as roadsides and heights.  If not trained properly workers can face a serious risk of injury at the job site. OSHA’s top … Read More

How digitizing workflows and consistent tracking can lead to improved compliance

If you had read our previous post on Digitizing Your Safety Workflows you are likely already familiar with some of the huge benefits of moving from a paper based workflow to a digital workflow.  The reduction in processing time for reporting, more organized record keeping and increased transparency into the process are only some of the benefits that can be … Read More

How are wearables helping to provide a safer construction jobsite

As the amount of technology available to consumers continues to rise we are seeing that some of that technology is beginning to affect our jobsites.  It wasn’t too long ago that the idea of people wearing personal trackers was a foreign concept but thanks to companies like Fitbit and Apple wearing a device that tracks your every move is pretty … Read More

Start 2018 off right with a Stretch and Flex Program

The end of the year is coming and usually it is the time where folks begin to think about getting fit in the new year.  This is a great opportunity to take advantage of that enthusiasm with your employees and consider implementing a Stretch and Flex Program.  If you read our previous post about the Importance of Wellness Programs in … Read More

What you need to know about Safety Performance Standards

So what exactly is a safety performance standard and how is it different than a specification standard?  Safety Performance Standards dictate “How” not “What”.  Specification standards dictate both “How” and “What”.  In the case of performance standards, they are typically goal oriented, but they do not specify how that goal is to be achieved.  Usually this allows them to be … Read More

The importance of Wellness Programs in Construction

Successful contractors and subcontractors know that the their loyal, dedication and extremely hardworking employees are their number one asset.  No matter how much state of the art equipment, technology or even the most efficient processes can not beat out a crew that is healthy both mentally and physically.  So how does a company maintain loyalty and longevity in their workers? … Read More

Builders Risk Insurance for the Construction Industry

Builder’s risk insurance is a special type of property insurance which indemnifies against damage to buildings while they are under construction.  Buildings are subject to many different risks while under construction.  Fire, hurricanes, tornados and floods are all risks that could potentially affect your construction project.  A principle of common law is that new construction or improvements to land becomes the property of … Read More