Spring is a good time to be a contractor. It’s warm outside, the sun is shining and business is picking up. Although construction hazards may be the last thing you are thinking about right now, safety should never take a holiday. Read more
From May 7 to May 11, the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction will be sponsored by the Department of Labor, OSHA and others. It is an annual event held to raise awareness of the importance of fall prevention. Throughout the week, contractors are urged to participate in safety-related activities. Read more
The New York construction industry is facing questions about safety after a spike in work-related deaths. In 2016, construction accidents accounted for the highest number of industry fatalities in 14 years, according to a report by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH). Read more
Once the step-child of modern design, off-site builds are now hotter than ever. In recent years, off-site construction has become a popular, productive and profitable way to construct buildings. These projects can range from whole-building modular solutions to prefabricated components.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently pledged to renew its partnership with the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) to help build a safer, healthier work environment for female construction workers. Together, they will continue to provide women with information, guidance and access to training resources. Read more