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3 tips for staying safe inside road construction work zones

Posted by Amy Materson on July 24, 2014

3 tips for staying safe inside road construction work zones

Although many types of construction work can be considered hazardous, few tasks are more dangerous than those conducted in road construction work zones. A number of construction site hazards can be ...

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Concrete beam collapse kills construction worker, injures 2 others at Ft. Lauderdale jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 23, 2014

Concrete beam collapse kills construction worker, injures 2 others at Ft. Lauderdale jobsite

A massive concrete beam collapsed at a jobsite in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Monday, killing one construction worker and injuring two others. Police told Local 10, the city's ABC affiliate, that the ...

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

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 22, 2014

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

As a measure taken in the aftermath of a building demolition that killed six people last year, the city of Philadelphia is now requiring construction and demolition sites to post ...

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Construction worker dies after fall down elevator shaft on Louisville jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 22, 2014

Construction worker dies after fall down elevator shaft on Louisville jobsite

A construction worker on an off-campus apartment complex being built for students at the University of Louisville was killed last week after falling down an elevator shaft. According to a report ...

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Worker fired for hanging Alabama football flag at Texas A&M stadium made Facebook posts suggesting he sabotaged construction

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 18, 2014

Worker fired for hanging Alabama football flag at Texas A&M stadium made Facebook posts suggesting he sabotaged construction

Earlier this week, news and a particular photo went viral concerning a construction worker and University of Alabama football fan being fired from the ongoing renovations at Texas A&M's Kyle ...

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Semi truck collides with bridge under construction on I-215 in California; causes falsework to collapse

Posted by Equipment World Staff on July 18, 2014

Semi truck collides with bridge under construction on I-215 in California; causes falsework to collapse

A semi truck hauling sand hit a bridge currently under construction on Interstate 215 in Perris, California, earlier this week causing lumber and steel beams to collapse onto the freeway. Thankfully, ...

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

Posted by Amy Materson on July 16, 2014

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

Construction company owners are in a unique position when it comes to assessing and helping their employees manage their health and wellness. Construction is difficult, demanding work, and having employees ...

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

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 14, 2014

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

Two New York City construction companies are facing charges of grand larceny among others for hiring unqualified people to pose as safety inspectors and sign off on about 40 construction ...

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

Posted by Amy Materson on July 09, 2014

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

Being an effective safety manager means more than just holding your obligatory toolbox talk and annual safety training meetings. Developing a proactive approach to safety is not only vital to ...

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

Posted by Equipment World Staff on July 07, 2014

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

Thousands of workers become ill each year due to heat exhaustion. In 2012 alone, there were 31 heat-related deaths and 4,120 heat-related illnesses. To help combat these numbers, the U.S. Department ...

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

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 23, 2014

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

A construction worker in Chicago was killed early Saturday morning and several others were injured when a minivan drove through barriers on a road construction work zone and crashed into ...

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GEAR: Blaklader intros high-visibility line of construction clothing

Posted by Tom Jackson on June 23, 2014

GEAR: Blaklader intros high-visibility line of construction clothing

If you've been to the World of Concrete or Conexpo shows, you've probably seen the distinctive Blaklader line of workwear—super tough pants, shirts and jackets with a multitude of convenient ...

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

Posted by Equipment World Staff on June 20, 2014

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

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released an online video game to help with training exercises. Released at the American Society of Safety Engineers conference in Orlando, Florida, the interactive ...

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Construction worker killed by forklift in New York City

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 19, 2014

Construction worker killed by forklift in New York City

Earlier this week, a construction worker at a jobsite in the Queens borough of New York City was killed when a forklift fell on his chest. According to a report from ...

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

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on June 18, 2014

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

Sometimes it’s what you don’t write about that gets the attention. When we briefly suspended our Safety Watch column in Equipment World earlier this year, boy did we hear about it. “I ...

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

Posted by Amy Materson on June 11, 2014

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

As many as a million construction workers participated in OSHA’s National Fall Safety Stand Down last week. I saw a number of press releases, photos and tweets from companies that ...

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

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 09, 2014

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

There's a reason things like safety guidelines, personal protective equipment and harnesses exist: even mundane tasks like moving a boom lift one hundred feet or so can result in a ...

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Chicago construction worker dies after fall through roof

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 09, 2014

Chicago construction worker dies after fall through roof

A worker with a roofing company died over the weekend after a fall through a Chicago building. While working on the roof of a building in the city's West Town neighborhood, ...

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NRMCA launches online safety series for mixer truck drivers

Posted by Amy Materson on June 06, 2014

NRMCA launches online safety series for mixer truck drivers

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is ensuring training for mixer truck drivers is easier than ever by launching a video version of their Safety Series. The initial launch will include ...

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Construction worker killed by fall down elevator shaft in New York City

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 05, 2014

Construction worker killed by fall down elevator shaft in New York City

A construction worker was killed and another was injured this morning after falling down an elevator shaft in the Sunnyside neighborhood of New York City. According to reports from WABC and ...

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More than 1 million workers take part in OSHA’s National Fall Safety Stand Down week

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on June 05, 2014

More than 1 million workers take part in OSHA’s National Fall Safety Stand Down week

More than 1 million workers from tens of thousands of businesses are estimated to be taking part in the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) National Fall Safety Stand Down ...

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2 construction workers killed in Arkansas logging truck wreck

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 04, 2014

2 construction workers killed in Arkansas logging truck wreck

Two construction workers on a bridge construction site died Tuesday in a sudden logging truck accident in Clinton, Arkansas. According to a report from the Associated Press, a logging truck traveling down ...

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Critics aside, OSHA has drastically reduced worker deaths and injuries since its inception (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 04, 2014

Critics aside, OSHA has drastically reduced worker deaths and injuries since its inception (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Occupational Safety and Health Act was signed into law in 1970, bringing about OSHA. And though the agency gets its fair share of grief over its stream of regulations ...

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Construction worker killed by backhoe in Connecticut trench accident

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 03, 2014

Construction worker killed by backhoe in Connecticut trench accident

A construction worker in Windsor, Connecticut was killed Friday in a tragic trench accident. Danny King, 51, was working inside a trench Friday afternoon as part of a water line replacement ...

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Woman hit by flying buzzsaw in New York City construction accident (VIDEO)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 29, 2014

Woman hit by flying buzzsaw in New York City construction accident (VIDEO)

A three-foot buzzsaw blade became detached on a New York City road construction site Tuesday and went airborne, eventually hitting a woman walking by the site. According to a report from ...

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Following 4 deaths in 4 days, Cal/OSHA launches special inspections across San Francisco construction sites

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 28, 2014

Following 4 deaths in 4 days, Cal/OSHA launches special inspections across San Francisco construction sites

In a span of just four days, May 18-May 21, four construction workers died on San Francisco-area construction sites, prompting the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration to launch a ...

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A guide to the dangers of the sun and 21 tips to keeping construction crews safe from those harmful rays

Posted by Equipment World Staff on May 22, 2014

A guide to the dangers of the sun and 21 tips to keeping construction crews safe from those harmful rays

As the construction season rolls on, the workload isn’t the only thing that increases. The amount of hours crews put into a day extends throughout the hotter months, but with longer ...

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Construction worker killed by falling rebar in San Diego

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 22, 2014

Construction worker killed by falling rebar in San Diego

A construction worker preparing to pour concrete forms at a rental car center near the San Diego International Aiport was killed Tuesday morning. The worker was killed by falling rebar while ...

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3 steps to establishing constant communication between workers for a safer construction jobsite

Posted by Amy Materson on May 20, 2014

3 steps to establishing constant communication between workers for a safer construction jobsite

There’s a lot of safety buzz going on lately. More than 30 construction firms just wrapped up the first annual Safety Week. OSHA will be holding their fall prevention National ...

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Gimme shelter: Jobsite chaplains there for construction workers in troubled times

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on May 15, 2014

Gimme shelter: Jobsite chaplains there for construction workers in troubled times

Review the news we’ve reported in just the past two weeks, and you get an idea of how stressful jobsites can be: a blowtorch sparks the destruction of bridge, pushing ...

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Painter dies after 50-foot fall on Virginia construction site

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 15, 2014

Painter dies after 50-foot fall on Virginia construction site

While working at a site in Lynchburg, Virginia, the owner of a painting company fell to his death. Donnie Lee Bryant Sr., owner of D.L. Paint Contracting Company, was painting about ...

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Construction blamed for rise of road rage incidents near Minneapolis

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 15, 2014

Construction blamed for rise of road rage incidents near Minneapolis

Police near Minneapolis say that road construction in the city is causing 10 to 15 locations each day to back up with traffic. And because of the congestion, they say ...

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Worker killed at World Cup construction site brings tally to 8 deaths

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 13, 2014

Worker killed at World Cup construction site brings tally to 8 deaths

Eight construction workers have died during the construction of the soccer stadiums that will host the World Cup in Brazil, the latest dying in an electrical accident. Muhammad Ali Maciel, 32, ...

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Work zone crash on I-69 in Indiana kills 2 construction workers

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on May 12, 2014

Work zone crash on I-69 in Indiana kills 2 construction workers

Two highway construction workers died Friday morning in a work zone crash on Interstate 69 in Fishers, Indiana, WANE TV reports. According to the report, the workers were cleaning up their work zone ...

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Fire sparked by blowtorch at Southern California bridge construction site shuts down section of I-15 for nearly 2 days

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 07, 2014

Fire sparked by blowtorch at Southern California bridge construction site shuts down section of I-15 for nearly 2 days

Officials in Hesperia, California closed down an entire section of Interstate 15 for about a day and a half between Monday and Tuesday after a devastating fire at a bridge ...

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How to develop a custom safety program at your construction company

Posted by Amy Materson on May 05, 2014

How to develop a custom safety program at your construction company

There are many small contractors out there looking for safety training information on a daily basis, which leads one to believe their company safety programs might not be as up-to-date ...

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