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  • Construction Safety Management: What Does a Safety Officer Do?

    January 24, 2023
    What Does Safety Management Mean in Construction? Construction sites are naturally chaotic places – lots of dangerous tools, sensitive materials, and multiple teams or contractors trying to meet their goals. If it's not managed correctly, it can harm everyone's health and safety.
  • OSHA Military: How do OSHA Standards Apply to the Military?

    January 19, 2023
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) protects American workers' safety and health from workplace hazards. There are exceptions–when OSHA regulations don't apply or are handled by another agency–but federal employees are firmly under their purview. Have you ever wondered what this means for our troops? They're federal employees, and they certainly have plenty of workplace hazards.
  • What is the OSHA General Duty Clause?

    January 12, 2023
    OSHA's General Duty Clause is one of the most important but misunderstood parts of OSHA compliance. What is it? What does it mean? And what does the General Duty Clause require employers to do?
  • Change Management in Construction: What it is With Examples

    January 5, 2023
    What is Change Management in Construction? In other industries, change management (or the management of change) refers to the process you use to smooth the way for big changes to the company's direction or manner of doing business. Management of change examples in this vein include mergers or acquisitions, changes in leadership, implementation of new technology, or dealing with a crisis.
  • OSHA Proper Lifting Techniques: Safe Lifting Ergonomics

    December 20, 2022
    Why Are Lifting Ergonomics Important? Back injuries account for one in five workplace injuries, and 75% of workplace-related back injuries occur during a lifting task.
  • OSHA's Fatal Four: What is a Struck-by Hazard?

    December 13, 2022
    What Are the Fatal Four? OSHA's Fatal Four – also called the Focus Four – are the top four categories of hazards that cause construction industry fatalities. The Fatal Four are:
  • Top OSHA News Stories - November 2022

    December 6, 2022
    Employers must provide safe and healthy working environments under the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA). OSHA exists to ensure these conditions are met for employees across the U.S.
  • Construction Industry Trends (2022): Current and "Building" Trends

    December 1, 2022
    As we approach the end of the year, it's a good time to look back at the construction trends in 2022 and look ahead to the developing "building" trends, if you will, of the future. Safety Tech Trends in Construction What's a discussion of new trends in construction without the tech of the future? And safety is an area of construction that's ripe for technological improvement.
  • OSHA Inspection Process: What Happens During an OSHA Inspection?

    November 22, 2022
    What Triggers an OSHA Visit? Well, it depends. There are two kinds of OSHA visits: inspections and onsite consultations.
  • The Future of the Construction Industry: Why Diversity Matters

    November 21, 2022
    If you're in the construction industry, you may have missed an acronym that corporate America has relied on for a while now: DEI. DEI stands for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. It's a concept that acknowledges that diversity alone isn't enough – you need diverse voices to be included in the conversation, and to do that, you need to ensure they're treated equitably.