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7 Recommended Safety Precautions for Masonry Contractors

Masonry is an integral part of the construction of both commercial and residential structures. Although the process has several major advantages, the work can be very labor intensive. Masonry contractors may risk illness and injury as they work on homes, buildings, bridges and public works projects. Over the years, experienced masons have learned how to stay safe in dangerous conditions by following a list of recommended safety precautions. Read more

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NYC Construction Safety Training Requirement Delayed to mid-2019

The New York City Department of Buildings recently delayed a new safety training initiative that was created in response to an increase in work-related fatalities. Originally scheduled to take effect on December 1, this NYC construction safety training requirement now mandates that all workers complete 30 hours of instruction by June 1, 2019. Read more

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An Electrical Inspection Checklist for the Busy Contractor

The electrical inspection is a routine part of an electricians’ job. But, no matter how many inspections you do in a year, it’s important not to forget to follow recommended safety guidelines. From questions to ask during an inspection to general safety tips, this checklist is a quick reference you can use before your next job. Read more

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Job Fatigue Plagues Almost All Construction Workers

Job fatigue is a hidden workplace hazard that impacts workers’ performance and can even lead to injuries. This troublesome issue is particularly common in the construction industry. A recent report by the National Safety Council found that 100 percent of construction workers reported having at least one risk factor for fatigue. Read more