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4 tips for developing a health and wellness program at your construction firm (and why you should)

4 tips for developing a health and wellness program at...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jul 16, 2014

Construction company owners are in a unique position when it comes to assessing and helping their employees manage their health ...

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 ...

PPE: Don’t let the summer heat entice workers on your jobsite to ditch their safety gear

PPE: Don’t let the summer heat entice workers on your...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jul 01, 2014

During the intense heat of the summer, it’s hard to stay cool when working outside. That’s why it’s tempting for ...

Chicago construction worker killed when drunk driver crashes through work zone and into a paver

Chicago construction worker killed when drunk driver...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 23, 2014

A construction worker in Chicago was killed early Saturday morning and several others were injured when a minivan drove through ...

GEAR: Blaklader intros high-visibility line of construction clothing

GEAR: Blaklader intros high-visibility line of...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 23, 2014

If you've been to the World of Concrete or Conexpo shows, you've probably seen the distinctive Blaklader line of workwear—super ...

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 ...

Construction worker killed by forklift in New York City

Construction worker killed by forklift in New York City

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 19, 2014

Earlier this week, a construction worker at a jobsite in the Queens borough of New York City was killed when ...

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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