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Pandemic, Tech Alters Construction Safety

More than one in three contractors (35%) increased online training over the past 12 months, and nearly two-thirds (63%) of contractors now use it.Contractors and workers are adapting well-established principles of safety management to respond to the pandemic and are...

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National Safety Month: Staying Safe 24/7

The importance of safety doesn't take a break once the clock strikes 5 p.m. and you're free to leave work. During National Safety Month this June, the National Safety Council (NSC) is promoting the importance of practicing safe behaviors 24/7.According to NSC, three...

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Heat Illness Awareness

With the area’s first wave of sustained 90 degree days are here, please find a link to OSHA’s Heat Illness Prevention resources page below. Heat - Additional Resources | Occupational Safety and Health Administration ( Partners[logoshowcase cat_id="126"...

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The Next Frontier of Workplace Safety

A look at how video and computer vision can improve worker health and safety.Author: Chris Penrose Employees throughout the manufacturing industry filed hundreds of worker safety lawsuits in 2020. In fact, 68% of workers globally reported they do not feel completely...

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National Safety Stand-Down, May 3 – 7, 2021

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 366 of the 971 construction fatalities recorded in 2017 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall...

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Understanding the Total Cost of an Injury

Don’t overlook the often-hidden and indirect costs of worker injuries.Rick Barker, Author One reason that safety initiatives can struggle to achieve sufficient support is that those of us responsible for safety in our organizations haven’t consistently conveyed the...

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