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New Tool Tracks Hazardous Element Risk to Keep Construction Crews Safe

New startup SmartSite recently released a new tech tool to track the elements construction crews are exposed to and take measures to protect them from harmful effects that can lead to serious health problems. So reports Tech Crunch.

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New Techn Helps Locate Solo Construction Workers in Danger on Job Site

In some parts of the world, including remote areas of the United States, construction workers might be handling a specific task alone. What happens when that worker becomes immobilized and can’t make a call for help?

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Prevention Through Design Aims to Cut Construction Accident Rates

An international project lead by researchers as the University of England aims to reduce occupational injuries and illnesses in the construction industry. So reports Phys.org.

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VOETS Helps Companies Avoid Health & Safety Violations

Fines for health and safety violations, many of which are completely preventable, can amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars in expenses for a construction business.

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Heed El Nino: Prepare Workers for High Heat Work Conditions

Earth might be in the neutral part of the El Niño cycle, which results in a natural warming of parts of the Central Pacific and brings about worldwide changes in weather, but don’t expect this cooler flip side—La Niña to last very long.

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Free Webinar on Contractor Safety & Prequalification Programs

It’s becoming standard practice that firms do their due diligence to verify if potential contractors have programs for hazard analysis and control as well as for high hazard work, (e.g., fall protection, confined space entry, trenching/excavation) and other safety management systems. So reports Occupational Health & Safety.

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3-Year Safety Strategy Released by National Waste & Recycling Association

At the March 2016 Safety Summit, the NWRA shared its three-year safety strategy to measurably improve overall safety performance for the industry and its workers. So reports Construction & Demolition Recycling.

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Low Media Literacy a Risk for Construction Worker Health & Safety Compliance

Forward thinking construction management companies need to rethink how they provide health and safety training and documentation to its crews.

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How to Run a Successful Safety Stand-Down

To raise awareness of preventing fall hazards, OSHA established the National Safety Stand-Down.

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Watch Deadly Crane Collapse in NYC

A huge construction crane tumbled onto a New York City street recently about ten blocks north of the World Trade Center, killing a pedestrian and destroying a number of cars. Officials are still working to determine the cause. So reports WGNTV.

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