construction safety Articles

  • How much does it cost to build a sand and grave plant?

    To answer this question, we need to determine the following factors. The type and size of the sandstone plant determines its investment amount. How much is the processing capacity? The investment in sand and grave washing plant of different production scales varies greatly.  What is the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Construction Site Guardrail - Case Study

    Problem: Construction sites often contain “unprotected sides and edges.” Solution: Construct a guardrail system to prevent employees from falling to lower levels. Kee Safety offers modular railing systems for simple installation in both aluminum and steel. OSHA Code 1926.501(b)(1) states that and unprotected side or edge which is 6 feet (1.8 m) or more ...


    By Kee Safety, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Handrail Addition: Post-Construction - Case Study

    Problem: Though when constructed, the ramp was not intended for use by individuals, regulations stipulated that a handrail must be available. Solution: Kee Klamp Type 70-7 was used to mount galvanized tubular handrail to the existing barrier without having attain a hot-work permit. ...


    By Kee Safety, Inc.

  • Read about Confined Space in Construction and Atmospheric Testing Right Here!

    In 1993, 29 CFR 1910.146 went into effect as the first federal legislation governing entry into permit-required confined spaces in general industry. Because some industries, such as the construction industry, were covered by specific Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety regulations, they were exempt from the confined space entry requirements of the general industry rule. ...


    By Premier Safety

  • Pulley Track for Temporary Construction Pulley - Case Study

    Construction required tracks for a gliding pulley rig. The pulley rig needed to be hung temporarily in order to relocate materials from the ground to the top floors. BEAMCLAMP safe steelwork connection clamps were used to hang the track on permanent structural beams without drilling or welding. Once the track was no longer needed, it was ...


    By Kee Safety, Inc.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Behaviour change and worker engagement in the construction industry case study

    The Client Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has the day-to-day responsibility to protect people against risks to health and safety arising out of work activities. They do this through research, information and advice, promoting training, new or revised regulations and codes of practice, inspection, investigation and enforcement. The Problem The construction ...


    By Health & Safety Laboratory

  • 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

  • Steel to Steel Connections - Case Study

    An extensive range of building steelwork products designed for making OSHA compliant steel to steel connections for every construction need. Steelwork Products for Construction Kee Safety offers alternative methods of securing secondary steelwork and building services equipment to primary steelwork girders and framing members. Products include expansion anchors, clips and ...


    By Kee Safety, Inc.

  • Keeping the Ladies Safe

    In one of the worst work-related disasters in United States’ history, a fire accident in New York City which involved the Triangle Shirtwaist Company killed 146 out of 500 employees in 1911. The clothing factory workers were mainly young, female immigrants who worked long hours for low wages. These women died needlessly because the employer locked the doors to all the stairway ...


    By 360training.com, Inc.

  • Safety Pays with a Zero-Accident Culture

    Construction companies typically view sales, quality and profitability by cultural imperatives – but what about safety? Almost all accidents at construction sites can be prevented with zero-accident culture. Some large construction companies operate for millions of manhours without a lost-time accident. Small and medium-sized contractors also can achieve unblemished records through ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • 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 ...

  • Growth and Evolution of a Municipal Pool Safety and Inspection Program

    The city of Plano Health Department swimming pool safety and inspection program has been growing and evolving since 1992. Currently, five environmental health specialists inspect 370 permitted commercial swimming pools. The environmental health specialists, who are all well trained and are Certified Pool Operators by the National Swimming Pool Foundation, inspect each facility twice during the ...

  • 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

  • Continuous quality surveillance

    During the construction of hydroelectric plants, poor quality can have a hugely negative impact on construction time, plant performance and safety. A method known as the Continuous Quality Surveillance Scheme can keep the manufacturing of the most critical components, such as pressure parts, rotors and valves, under control with a view to minimising the Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ). This can be ...


    By Inspecteam Hydro

  • New CDM Regs: Be careful for what you wish for, advises expert

    New CDM Regulations came into force this month (April 6) to tackle among other matters the unacceptably high number of people suffering from workplace dust and emission ailments (more than 13,000 says the HSE)* but they also signal an end to CDM co-ordinators. So, what now for building site safety? asks Gareth Billinghurst, director and senior auditor at online safety legislation experts Cedrec. ...

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