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Contractor drowns when skid steer topples into river in Colorado

Contractor drowns when skid steer topples into river in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 07, 2014

A contractor was killed in Durango, Colorado earlier this week after the skid steer he was operating toppled into the ...

5 easy ways to beat the summer heat on a construction jobsite

5 easy ways to beat the summer heat on a construction...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Aug 06, 2014

Outdoor construction sites rarely see ideal temperatures, especially during the dog days of summer. Workers may spend hours under the ...

OSHA official: Further increase in construction deaths likely; triggered by uptick in activity, less-experienced workers

OSHA official: Further increase in construction deaths...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 29, 2014

If it seems like you're hearing about a lot more construction-related deaths lately, you're not alone. Anyone who pays close ...

Philadelphia unveils required construction, demolition project signage one year after fatal building collapse

Philadelphia unveils required construction, demolition...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 22, 2014

As a measure taken in the aftermath of a building demolition that killed six people last year, the city of ...

Construction worker dies after fall down elevator shaft on Louisville jobsite

Construction worker dies after fall down elevator shaft...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 22, 2014

A construction worker on an off-campus apartment complex being built for students at the University of Louisville was killed last ...

2 NYC construction firms charged in scheme that paid people to pose as safety inspectors at 40 jobsites

2 NYC construction firms charged in scheme that paid...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 14, 2014

Two New York City construction companies are facing charges of grand larceny among others for hiring unqualified people to pose ...

3 free safety apps you can put to work on the construction jobsite

3 free safety apps you can put to work on the...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jul 09, 2014

Being an effective safety manager means more than just holding your obligatory toolbox talk and annual safety training meetings. Developing ...

Prevent heat exhaustion on the construction jobsite with these 10 tips and OSHA resources

Prevent heat exhaustion on the construction jobsite...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jul 07, 2014

Thousands of workers become ill each year due to heat exhaustion. In 2012 alone, there were 31 heat-related deaths and ...

OSHA releases online video game that helps contractors and construction workers identify jobsite hazards

OSHA releases online video game that helps contractors...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jun 20, 2014

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released an online video game to help with training exercises. Released at the American ...

Welcome to Safety Watch: New section of Equipment World site offers extensive archive of shareable construction safety topics

Welcome to Safety Watch: New section of Equipment World...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jun 18, 2014

Sometimes it’s what you don’t write about that gets the attention. When we briefly suspended our Safety Watch column in Equipment ...

How to break through apathy and other barriers to implementing safety training on the jobsite

How to break through apathy and other barriers to...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jun 11, 2014

As many as a million construction workers participated in OSHA’s National Fall Safety Stand Down last week. I saw a ...

VIDEO: This guy being catapulted by a boom lift is why you should always wear a harness

VIDEO: This guy being catapulted by a boom lift is why...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 09, 2014

There's a reason things like safety guidelines, personal protective equipment and harnesses exist: even mundane tasks like moving a boom ...

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