Construction Safety


News & Articles

  • Two Contractors Cited in Florida Double Fatality Case

    The OSHA citations against PCL Construction Services, Inc. and Universal Engineering Sciences, Inc. say their use of the bolts and brackets and not the approved shoring towers created a collapse hazard on the seventh floor of a hotel under construction in Orlando last year.

  • WorkSafeBC Adds Slip & Fall to Manufacturing High Risk Strategy

    The Manufacturing High Risk Strategy was introduced in 2018. It addresses seven strategic focus areas: machine guarding and lockout, powered tools, hand tools (knives), material handling (falling objects), falls from elevation, falls on the same level, and mobile equipment.

  • New Chairs Announced for Z359, A10 Standards Committees

    Thomas Kramer, P.E., CSP, is the new chair of the Z359 Fall Protection Committee and John Johnson, CSP, is the new chair of the A10 Safety Requirements for Construction and Demolition Operations Committee. Both will serve three-year terms that can be reaffirmed for longer periods of service by the committees.

  • Leaning into Construction Safety

    Lean principles ensure everyone is on the same page from day one of a project and that each team member maintains a shared understanding of tasks, risks, goals, and procedures throughout construction.

  • Far Too Many Fatal Falls

    The latest BLS CFOI data showed 747 construction trades workers died in 2017, and that fatal falls were at their highest level in the 26-year history of the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

  • NYC Department of Buildings Sets May Conference Date

    This year's build safe│live safe Conference on Friday, May 10, will be a daylong series of seminars in which department experts discuss industry trends and highlight safe construction operations.


Products

  • Ultra-Portable Bump-N-Go™ Gas Cylinder

    Industrial Scientific Ultra-Portable Bump-N-Go™ Gas Cylinder

    Bump testing gas detectors before each day’s use is the only way to be sure that the sensors respond to gas. Test your gas detectors on the go with the ultra-portable Bump-N-Go™ cylinder. Get 250 bumps out of one bottle, at a lower cost-per-bump, thanks to a pushbutton regulator that eliminates waste. There are no hazardous material fees for ground shipments, and each bottle has a 1-year shelf life. Available in CO, H2S, and standard 4-gas.

  • ActivArmr® 97-200 Flame Resistant & Impact Protection Gloves

    ActivArmr® 97-200 Flame Resistant & Impact Protection Gloves

    Ansell ActivArmr® 97-200 flame resistant and impact protection gloves are engineered to stand up to the challenges inherent to oil and gas drilling operations, meeting NFPA 2112 work wear flame resistant requirements and provide tactility, dexterity and the ability to complete intricate tasks more efficiently.

  • ActivArmr® 97-013 Medium Duty HI-VIZ Gloves Offer High Visibility with the Enhanced Protection Needed in More Rugged Environments

    Ansell ActivArmr 97 013 Medium Duty HI VIZ

    Ansell ActivArmr 97-013 Medium Duty HI-VIZ™ gloves are specially designed with a highly reflective back for safety in low-visibility and dark environments. They’re engineered with the industry leading combination of high-tech Techcor® hand protection plus all-day comfort and wet/dry grip. Test them at the ASSE Expo, June 8-10, Orlando, Fl, Ansell Booth #821. Find out more by calling 855-868-5540.


Whitepapers

  • Complying with the OSHA Final Rule Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illness

    In May of 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” to revise its recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses regulation. The final rule requires employers in certain industries to electronically submit to OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping data included on the 300A, 300, and 301 forms.


Videos

  • Grainger Presents: The Language of Safety

    In this Grainger Safety Story, industry veteran Carl Heinlein gives the next generation of safety leaders insight into the value of safety management systems and the power of policy. Hear how he thinks the profession will develop and learn what it really means to have a passion for your profession.

  • GE Wind Turbine Installation in the Netherlands

    Witness the installation of a GE wind turbine 3.6-137 in the Netherlands and experience in this 2017 GE Europe video how this giant is being built to deliver energy to households, hospitals, and public institutions. GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. www.ge.com

  • Caltrans: Old Antlers Bridge Demolition

    Months and sometimes years of planning go into the many California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) projects. When it comes to bridge demolition, careful coordination and monitoring is a necessity when placing the charges or looking at the effects of the blast on the surrounding environment. And timing can be critical. But what happens when Mother Nature gets involved? This February 2017 Caltrans News Flash shows how Caltrans recently had to quickly switch gears when the first demolition of the old Antlers Bridge in Shasta County was affected by severe weather that produced an unexpected outcome.