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Prioritizing Worker Wellness: Combining Education and Technology for Injury Prevention

Construction is risky business. According to OSHA, one in every five private sector worker deaths in 2017 (the latest year recorded) was in construction. That’s 971 fatalities. A dedicated wellness program, with an emphasis on physiologically informed safety knowledge, is a smart effort for any construction organization. It helps with injury prevention and differentiating that company as an attractive employer.

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Tracking Jobsite Workers with Wearables Boosts Safety and Productivity

Photo credit: United Rentals If a worker fell on the jobsite, how fast would the operations and safety managers learn about the incident and be able to locate the worker to render assistance? BY HELGE JACOBSEN, VICE PRESIDENT AND GM – ADVANCED SOLUTIONSUNITED RENTALS® A MEMBER OF MULTIPLE AGC CHAPTERS When a construction company hires a subcontractor for a big ...

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Western Specialty Contractors Uses Leading-Edge Concrete Repair Technology to Protect Workers on Parking Garage Restoration

Manual concrete chipping can be a dusty, noisy endeavor that subjects workers to risks of injury and illness. When extensive overhead hammering is required on a job, such was the case when Western Specialty Contractors – Springfield, Illinois branch restored the City of Springfield’s Municipal parking garage recently, the strain on the body can be even greater. Western, an AGC ...

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How to Create an OSHA-Compliant Safety Program

BY PAUL BROWN BAUTEX SYSTEMS Regardless of the type of construction you perform, OSHA essentially requires that a safety program be developed and taught to any employee or crew member. Having a safety program written for and taught to employees should be standard practice for commercial contractors. Unfortunately, not having a safety program that is compliant with OSHA standards in ...

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Experience Modification Rate: Best Practices for Achieving a Lower Score and Safer Operations

Most professionals in the construction industry appreciate the importance of risk management. Prioritizing safety in construction operations is not only paramount to securing new business and recruiting talent, it’s also an essential component of profitability. While the safety-related anecdotes shared on construction sites and in new employee orientations are important, there is only one measure of safety that underscores a ...

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Are We Safe Yet?

Despite increasing safety consciousness and public awareness campaigns, high speed vehicle crashes into work zones continue to impact construction workers and drivers at an alarming rate.

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When Disaster Strikes, Will You Be Prepared?

SAFE PRACTICES IN THE CRANE INDUSTRY BY JAKE MORIN TRADE CONTRACTORS & BUILDING SERVICES PROGRAM EXECUTIVE PROSIGHT SPECIALTY INSURANCE With the economy on the upswing, construction is booming. Since the construction industry bottomed out in 2009, construction projects have tripled and according to the Commerce Department, construction spending as of January 2016 has reached its highest level in eight years. ...

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Hidden Risk: Employee Recruitment and Retention

BY MARK J. TROXELL, VICE PRESIDENT OF SAFETY SERVICES, THE GRAHAM COMPANY SHANE RICCIO, PRODUCER, THE GRAHAM COMPANY As many of you can attest, the economic recovery has continued to keep backlogs flush, but that has only heightened the need to find and retain skilled workers. The construction industry has some unique challenges in finding and retaining enough qualified candidates ...

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