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

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

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

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