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Keeping your cool: 3 tips to avoiding heat stress on the jobsite

Keeping your cool: 3 tips to avoiding heat stress on...

Posted by Amy Materson on Apr 15, 2014

With the long deep freezes all around the country this winter, most of us have been looking forward to lots ...

Construction worker in critical condition after his head was pinned by elevator on Austin jobsite

Construction worker in critical condition after his...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 10, 2014

While working inside an elevator shaft at a jobsite in downtown Austin, Texas, a construction worker was pinned and later ...

NYC construction worker working alone dies after 80-foot fall

NYC construction worker working alone dies after...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 08, 2014

While working from scaffolding outside a New York City hotel last week, a construction worker died after falling about 80 ...

Wyoming construction leaders partner with state agencies to form safety alliance

Wyoming construction leaders partner with state...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 07, 2014

Hoping to shed its reputation for being a dangerous state to work in, Wyoming state agencies have partnered with construction ...

“Netflix model” for online construction safety training makes implementing programs a no-brainer

“Netflix model” for online construction safety...

Posted by Amy Materson on Apr 02, 2014

Efforts to reduce construction accidents and injuries are slowly but surely having an effect, as each year OSHA’s tally of ...

Three-alarm fire destroys historic building in Des Moines undergoing renovation (VIDEO)

Three-alarm fire destroys historic building in Des...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 01, 2014

For the third time in less than a month, a large fire has destroyed a building where construction was in ...

DitchWitch, AEM produce safety video for vacuum excavation

DitchWitch, AEM produce safety video for vacuum...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 28, 2014

Ditch Witch and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers have partnered to create a 19-minute DVD sharing tips for safe vacuum ...

VIDEO: Construction worker’s harrowing rescue from massive fire in Houston caught on tape

VIDEO: Construction worker’s harrowing rescue...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 26, 2014

A $50 million luxury apartment complex under construction in Houston was reduced to ashes Tuesday afternoon by a five-alarm fire ...

Aim is admirable, but OSHA’s proposed silica rule has 3 fatal flaws

Aim is admirable, but OSHA’s proposed silica rule...

Posted by Therese Dunphy on Mar 24, 2014

Last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began its public hearings on a proposed update to its 40-year-old ...

Collapse at Boston construction site injures 3 workers

Collapse at Boston construction site injures 3 workers

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 20, 2014

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include the injury of a third worker in the accident. Two workers were ...

IPAF, NCCCO promote power line safety, demonstrate proper technique

IPAF, NCCCO promote power line safety, demonstrate...

Posted by Amy Materson on Mar 18, 2014

The International Powered Access Federation and National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators again teamed up at ConExpo-Con/Agg, this ...

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