construction safety Articles

  • 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 ...

  • Void and cave detection case study

    Case 3 A crosshole resistivity survey to find karst caves for deep foundation construction          This survey is aimed to find voids for construction safety purpose, as figure below shows, 32 and 20 electrodes were placed into two boreholes respectively. Inversion image found low resistivity areas beside boreholes were likely to be karst caves. Later ...

  • Engineering exploration

    Resistivity method uses in engineering usually involve mapping void for construction safety purpose. One survey ZZ did was to use crosshole resistivity method to verify the size and location of two karasts. Due to site limitation, only 32 and 20 electrodes were used. The inversion image found two low resistivity areas next to the borehole, which resemble the void. Latter drilling conferred with ...

  • Construction Safety and the Top 10 OSHA Citations for 2017

    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 ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Parkes Shire Council $12M Lake Endeavour Dam Security and Safety Upgrade

    Procurement Management, Risk Management,  Lean Project Management,  Environmental Management November 2013 to February 2016. Procurement Support. Full-time (7 days per week) on-site project / principal contractor surveillance. Responsible for development and governance of Site Safety, Construction Management, and Quality Management plans. ...


    By Uminex

  • 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.

  • Safety success in the work place, only from the top-down

    To work in a safe environment free from accidents or injury, a philosophy and attitude of safety must start at the top and continue throughout the entire organization. While ultimate responsibility for workplace safety lies with the CEO, all employees must be committed to, and participate in the company’s health and safety plan to ensure its success. Construction safety relies on adherence ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Lake Construction Feasability Study, Saudi Arabia

    Reference Project: Lake Construction Feasability Study, Saudi Arabia The Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) is responsible for developing the city of Riyadh and its surrounding area. The development plan of the ADA included the construction of an artificial lake bordering the Wadi Hanifah on the side opposite the historical town of Diriyah. The Wadi Hanifah is the biggest wadi in the vicinity ...

  • Construction Site Safety Inspections – Is a Checklist Sufficient?

    Most safety inspections at construction sites use some form of a checklist. There are hundreds of them available and they can vary from a couple of pages to 20, 30, or more pages. If carefully chosen to match the type of construction activity (roadway, high rise building, demolition, landfills, residential, multi-family housing, land clearing, bridges, tunnels, etc.) all have value—at least ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Locating causes of accidents in the social organisation of building workers and some wider implications: an approach from Cultural Theory

    This paper overviews and re-interprets accident causation in the British Building and Construction Industry (BCI), chosen because its accident rate is high. The paper, a preliminary report of ongoing work, suggests why incidences vary widely between different sites and workgroups. Explanation appears to lie not in variant technical complexity but variant social organisation. Four archetypal forms ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Design of instrumentation for control and safety rod drive mechanisms of prototype fast breeder reactor

    Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) is a 500 MWe, sodium cooled, plutonium oxide–uranium oxide fuelled, pool type fast breeder nuclear reactor under construction in India. Control and Safety Rod Drive Mechanism (CSRDM) is part of one of the shutdown systems and is used to drive neutron absorber rods up and down. Instrumentation and control for CSRDM realises significant functions like power ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Methods of observing the safety and some special features of catalytic power plants

    In the present paper, two construction methods for observing safety of catalytic boilers with fixed and fluidised bed are presented. They are connected with using the fuel nozzles cooled by water and the flame extinction filters. The experiments confirmed their positive effect. The article also contains the descriptions of some features of catalytic thermal power plants concerning their capacity ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Construction Site Safety Inspections – Start?, Daily? Weekly?, Monthly?

    Safety Inspections There are two tiers of safety inspections regardless of the type of construction project. First Tier – Initial Site Inspection at the Start of the Project This inspection is more of a Program Audit than a site safety inspection.  The audit focuses on Overall Safety Management, Security, Anticipated Hazards, Postings and ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Construction Site Safety Inspections – What To Include at the Start of the Project?

    There are TWO TIERS of safety inspections regardless of the type of construction project – road, building waterway, hazardous waste clean-up. First Tier – Initial Site Inspection at the Start of the Project. This inspection is more of a Program Audit than a site safety inspection and is best performed at the very start of the site work – even before work if ...

  • 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.

  • What OSHA-Authorized Training Is and What it Isn’t ?

    Background The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is part of the United States Department of Labor. OSHA acts as the national public health agency dedicated to assuring safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women. The functions of OSHA include setting and enforcing work-related exposure standards and providing training, outreach, assistance, and ...


    By SafetySkills

  • Technical brief - fire prevention takes hold

    Supporting contributors to the Code include The Association of British Insurers, The Chief Fire Officers Association and the London Fire Brigade. The Code is being incorporated in many site insurance contracts. Noteworthy is “non-compliance with this Code could possibly result in insurance ceasing to be available or being withdrawn, resulting in a possible breach of a construction contract ...

  • 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

  • The current construction status of China emergency systems against major industrial accidents

    The emergency plan is a project drawn up in advance for prevention against the possible important accidents, assuring the rapid and effective emergency response and rescue actions, and reducing the accidents loss. In order to reduce accident damage, the Chinese government has taken many measures to improve its ability for major accident prevention and emergency management. In this paper, we ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Preventing Your Next Environmental Incident

    The environmental profession has historically relied on “lagging” indicators (i.e., indicators that follow an event, such as a spill or a notice of violation) as the primary means of assessing and managing environmental performance. But what if we instead focused on “leading” indicators, that is, upstream factors that could aid in the prevention of an environmental incident? There is ample ...

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