construction safety Articles

  • University Environmental Health & Safety Departments: Handling Compressed Nitrogen and Cryogenics

    An explosion at a university research lab in Hawaii last year highlights the dangers of working with compressed gas and the need for safety equipment on campus. Learn the dangers of working with compressed gas, how an oxygen deficiency monitor can help, and campus safety best practices.  Compressed Gas on Campus: Uses and Dangers Compressed gases including ...

  • Construction site health and safety failures

    As what is largely agreed to be the world’s most dangerous industry, construction site Health and Safety failures constitute potentially severe harm to worker wellbeing, with the capacity to severely impact quality of life or – put bluntly – end it. Running contrary to this doom-laden approach though, improvements to the industry typically arise from assessing ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Construction safety and the top 10 OSHA citations for 2013

    Construction safety, that is, injuries and illnesses at construction sites, have been getting increased attention from OSHA Inspectors. Each year, OSHA compiles the Top 10 List of Citations to increase awareness of the most commonly found safety issues and reduce preventable injuries and illnesses. In 2013, 40% of the citations were from construction regulation violations. This is consistent ...

  • Managing Temporary Worker Safety in the Construction Industry

    In recent months OSHA and NIOSH have begun cracking down on organizations for their historically lax treatment of temporary workers in regard to safety. The reasoning for this increased attention, along with subsequent stiff fines is twofold. According to Dave Michaels, OSHA’s Assistant Secretary of Labor, there are 23% more temporary workers in the job market than there were before the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Pt. 2 - IN the MIX - Construction Safety and Gas Detection

    This is part 2 of our 4 part series on Gas detection in the Construction Industry. With so many OSHA regulations, where do we begin to search for help with gas detection or respiratory protection within confined spaces? To start, OSHA has a web tool called the OSHA Construction “eTool”. ...


  • Pt. 1 - IN the MIX - Construction Safety and Gas Detection

    This is part one in a 4 part series to be posted over the next 4 weeks. "Pointers for Construction Safety & Health compliance" Rob Sant Technical Products Manager, Certified Air Safety, Vancouver Washington Threats to our workers health and safety are numerous; an often overlooked hazard is the quality of the air they breathe. Whether simple nuisance odors like ...


  • Pt. 3 - IN the MIX - Construction Safety and Gas Detection

    In our last blog (part 2 of 4) we consulted the OSHA Construction eTOOL to determine the factors that require a Gas Monitor. In this Blog (part 3 of 4) we explore Certified AIR ...


  • Lead in Construction

    This informational booklet provides a general overview of a particular topic related to OSHA standards. It does not alter or determine compliance responsibilities in OSHA standards or the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Because interpretations and enforcement policy may change over time, you should consult current OSHA administrative interpretations and decisions by the Occupational ...

  • The cultural organisation model: analysing the cultural construction of nuclear safety

    The economic deregulation of the electricity markets which began in most Western countries in the 1990s has given rise to a previously non–existent field of research. Nuclear power plants have been particularly affected, and as a result of these financial pressures are undergoing significant cultural changes that are having a negative impact on their safety. This research aims to examine this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Management systems for sustainable construction: integrating environmental, quality and safety management systems

    The management systems implemented by contractors are paramount to encouraging sustainable construction. Evolving from developments in the manufacturing industries, a number of forward-looking contracting organisations are at the forefront of establishing Integrated Management Systems (IMS) within the UK. IMS can provide a framework for sustainable construction through the effective management of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Comfort and safety

    Type HOFGAS® - Ready/C 300  Commissioning 2004Site Moncorneil (FR) Situation Moncorneil is a medium-sized landfill near Toulouse. A heating boiler is to be operated with landfill gas and the acquired heat is used for leachate treatment. In view of the complete landfill design the customer demands a container construction with remote monitoring of the plant.   ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Concrete Construction Health Effects

    It’s no secret that working in Concrete Construction is dangerous. The immediate safety hazards are well known. Getting speared or cut on rebar, sore from the hard physical labor; cuts or punctures from nails; and struck by tools, materials or equipment can all cause injuries. Add to that possible falls especially at the leading edge; cuts or shock from powered equipment; burns or explosion ...


    By SafetySmart

  • The automation applications help construction machinery

    Although in recent years, China's construction machinery industry has made impressive achievements, but in the era of market economy, "speed" is no longer the only theme, rapid development is also bound to leap emphasis on "quality". Been China's construction machinery industry like many other industries ...


  • Weather claims and wind safety

    Anybody working in the construction industry either here in the UK or anywhere else in the world is likely to know that the weather can present us with particular hazards. While rain, ice and snow are particularly dangerous to work in, we must always be aware that the wind is also likely to make conditions unsafe, particularly for those who work at height and those who ...

  • Gender equality in Health and Safety

    The Oxford English Dictionary gives a definition of equality as “The state of being equal, especially in status, rights, or opportunities” Discrimination is common against both genders in different work environments, however it is not easy to find many statistics or research results on this particular topic and women do not appear to be well represented in the Health and Safety arena. ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Building Safety Redefined

    Buildings today can meet societal and personal needs like never before, and standards are part of the picture. Robert A. Ivy, CEO of the American Institute of Architects, explains. How do you think building safety will be redefined in this century? Along with the sorts of natural and man-made hazards that have always been at issue, such as fires and ...


    By ASTM International

  • Safety Shares Benefit Everyone

    Have you ever attended a meeting in your workplace that began with someone informally presenting a Safety Share? If you typically work in an office environment, you’ve probably wondered why your organization even requires these for non-field ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Think health as well as safety

    Lee Calver of Workplace Law writes about how the HSE is making sure that the construction industry ‘thinks health’ as well as safety’. Not many weeks pass without the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) releasing new research or detailing ...


    By Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd

  • Compressed Gas Safety Guide

    Use and storage of any compressed gas under high pressure can be extremely dangerous if proper gas handling procedures are not observed. Moreover, chemical characteristics of specialty gases themselves can pose serious health hazards if containment is not tightly controlled. Paying close attention to a compressed gas product’s technical and safety information is invaluable for maintaining a safe, ...

  • Gas Safety in Confined Spaces

    Introduction An offshore worker ensures a vessel is safe to enter; a plant manager enters a small plant room; a contractor inspects the lining of a sewage pipe.  All these personnel face common dangers, despite working in widely different industries.  Gas-related injury poses a serious threat in any confined space where the free movement of air is limited. A confined space ...

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