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Milwaukee Tool’s new neck gaiter provides face protection and more
Milwaukee Tool is expanding its work wear lineup to include a new neck gaiter for face, neck and head protection.
July 30, 2020
Does Hilti’s new EXO-01 Signal the Rise of the Construction Exoskeleton?
In this video, we explain the types of exoskeletons, what they’re for, how the EXO-01 works, and what research says about the effectiveness of exoskeletons in construction.
July 29, 2020
RES faces $500K in fines, lawsuit after fatal trench collapse
A contractor on a wind farm project in Washington and its affiliate face $555,674 in fines after a trench collapse killed one worker and injured another.
July 23, 2020
Worker injured in Fla. trench collapse; $54K penalty issued
Duke Energy Florida faces a proposed penalty of $53,976 after a worker was injured in a trench collapse.
June 30, 2020
Ga. contractor hit with $134,937 trench penalty has history of violations
With three violations in the past five years, Construction Management & Engineering Services faces a $134,937 fine for lack of trench cave-in protection.
June 19, 2020
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OSHA reveals leading causes of trench violations in construction
Excavation violations were the sixth-leading cause of citations issued on construction sites by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration in fiscal year 2019.
June 15, 2020
Ohio DOT reports string of work-zone crashes despite less traffic
The Ohio Department of Transportation reports that five of its work areas have been crashed into by drivers within an eight-day period.
June 8, 2020
New ANSI standards for aerial lifts begin; is the construction industry ready?
After years in the making, the new ANSI standards started June 1st and affect all telescopic boom, articulated boom and scissor lift aerial work platforms.
June 2, 2020
How to use cloth face masks to combat coronavirus spread on construction jobsites
Now that face masks are much more than dust-inhalation preventive measures on the jobsite, OSHA is now offering guidance on how best to use cloth face coverings to combat coronavirus. First, OSHA says that cloth face coverings are not PPE, nor are they an appropriate substitute for PPE such as N95 respirators or medical face […]
June 1, 2020
Two workers killed after trench collapse in Mississippi
Two workers died after a trench collapse May 19 in Starkville, Mississippi. Zachary Wayne Osbourn, 36, and William Kizzire, 19, both from Alabama, were on a residential sewer installation job for Southern Civil Contracting of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, when the 10- to 12-foot-deep trench they were in collapsed, according to news reports. Osbourn died at the […]
May 28, 2020
National Trench Safety Stand Down coming in June
Hundreds of jobsites around the country will take part in the annual Trench Safety Stand Down week to be held June 15-19. Sponsored by the National Utility Contractors Association, this year’s event marks the first time it will be part of the inaugural Trench Safety Month. “Making this June Trench Safety Month emphasizes the valuable […]
May 21, 2020
A deep dive into coronavirus guidelines for construction sites
The Department of Labor and OSHA's guidelines and contractor tips for protecting work crews from the coronavirus. Learn more here on Equipment World.
May 6, 2020
How construction contractors are working safely amid coronavirus threat
Trying to get a job done safely has taken on added significance as contractors deal with the coronavirus pandemic on the job. Contractors readily argue that their work has a natural social distancing aspect: operators are in cabs and those working around a machine are outdoors and typically far enough from each other to maintain […]
May 4, 2020
Florida contractor faces $300K penalty: Workers in unsafe trenches, exposed to raw sewage
OSHA issues citations to the Florida construction company for trench violations and exposure to raw sewage without protection. Details on Equipment World.
April 28, 2020
Contractors in Fla., Ga. face 6-figure penalties following deaths on highway projects
Contractors overseeing road construction on I-4 in Florida and I-285 in Georgia face penalties regarding worker injuries and deaths. Details on Equipment World.
April 16, 2020
Speed cameras in work zones gain traction in some states
Camera enforcement of speed limits in work zones is gaining traction in some states. Find out how it works and what you need to know on Equipment World.
April 13, 2020
Construction firms hold safety stand down for coronavirus
Construction companies around the country stopped work briefly today for a national coronavirus safety stand down organized by the Associated General Contractors of America. During the event, crews broke into small groups with members practicing social distancing. The time was spent going over all new practices and procedures workers must follow to protect themselves […]
April 9, 2020
Worried about coronavirus on the jobsite? HCSS delivers social-distancing-friendly digital construction safety talks
While construction workers generally don’t gather into large groups every day, the need for social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak is still a concern. And if there is one time when site workers do gather into a group it is the daily or weekly safety briefing. But thanks to technology, this briefing need not be […]
March 25, 2020
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OSHA to Ramp Up Heat-Related Enforcement and Inspections
When temperatures rise above 80 degrees, OSHA plans to increase jobsite inspections.
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Equipment World Contractor of the Year
The Contractor of the Year contest recognizes contractors who have annual revenues of between $3 million and $15 million and exemplify the highest standards of construction professionals.
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