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Fall-related Violations Top List of Largest OSHA Fines in 2019

Fall protection violations accounted for the nine of the largest OSHA fines levied in 2019. The tenth most egregious violation dealt with trenching and excavation. So reports Construction Dive.


Texas Worker Buried Alive, Two Others Injured

A construction worker died after being buried in a trench that collapsed at a work site in Gregory, Texas. So reports KSAT.


Construction Employees Top Users of Cocaine, Prescription Opioids: Study

Construction workers were found to be the most likely to misuse prescription opioids and cocaine compared to employees in other industries, according to a study from the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research at the New York University College of Global Public Health. So reports USA Today.


Design Apps Create Safer Buildings: Report

Multimedia apps can help project designers create safer buildings and identify potential “design-related hazards,” according to a recent study. So reports STV News.


Undercover Troopers Look Toward Safety in 'Operation Hard Hat'

In order to better protect construction workers, Illinois troopers will begin dressing like the workers during undercover patrols. So reports WQAD 8.


Philly Considering More Inspectors as Illegal Building Plagues City

The Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections is considering funding for 10 new inspectors in the wake of an uptick in illegal building activity and collapses. So reports the Philadelphia Tribune.


Brooklyn Construction Worker Falls to Death

A construction worker fell to his death while working at One Pierrepont in Brooklyn Heights. So reports The Real Deal.


Wearable Tech at Heart of Collaboration to Improve Worker Safety

An insurance company, a technology company and a construction firm have partnered to explore the benefits of using wearable devices at work sites.


18-Month Tech Surge Improving Construction Safety, Productivity

An influx of financial investments, start-up technology firms and a commitment to developing new technologies has helped improve construction safety and productivity, according to an analysis from Triax Technologies.


Texas Crews Use Electrolyte Pops to Fight Triple-digit Heat

Construction crews in Texas have been battling crippling heat. Safety crews have been tasked with ensuring the workers stay hydrated. So reports NBCDFW, an NBC affiliate.


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