EHS for Construction Sites Articles

  • 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

  • Scope Of A Environmental Site Assessment

    Environmental remediation can be a grueling process for commercial propery owenrs, especialliy if it's unexpected. Environmental remediation is often prompted by the results of an ESA (Environmental Site Assessment).  An ESA has become a standard component of many actions related to commerical property, such as purchasing the site, applying for a land-use permit, and more. ...


    By Grand Slam Construction

  • E-Z Trays at Hard-to-Access Site - Case Study

    E-Z Tray® (U.S. Patent Number 5,518,668) Air Strippers have always been known for their ease of access and cleaning, but for this special site, an old industrial building in Brooklyn, New York, they also had to be installed without the use of any heavy equipment. The site was using a competitor's air stripper on the second floor of an older building and the units had become very ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • Key Civil Construction Considerations for Oil and Gas Facilities

    Oil and gas facilities play a crucial role in our nation’s economy, provide fuel and electrical power, and create the ingredients for countless petroleum-based products. With such a vital role to play, it is essential that oil and gas facilities operate at maximum productivity and safety levels. While high quality maintenance, fabrication, and industrial services are all crucial for oil and ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • Potential use of ionic species for identifying source land-uses of stormwater runoff

    Identifying critical land-uses or source areas is important to prioritize resources for cost-effective stormwater management. This study investigated the use of information on ionic composition as a fingerprint to identify the source land-use of stormwater runoff. We used 12 ionic species in stormwater runoff monitored for a total of 20 storm events at five sites with different land-use ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Dutch Dewatering, a Dry Construction Site Revenue Model

    It was the spring of 2010 - during the establishment phase of BBA Pumps Inc. At the time, I went to visit several construction sites in the Netherlands to see how successful dewatering was being organized. Talk about a small country showing how great it can be! It was an absolutely eye-opening experience. The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated countries ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four: Countering Caught-In Injury Incidents

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four: Shrinking Struck-By Injury Incidents

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • How 7 Different Industries Benefit from EHS & Sustainability Consulting

    When it comes to designing, implementing and managing EHS and sustainability programs, each industry faces unique requirements, challenges and opportunities. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach, and many companies find they lack the resources or expertise to create programs that meet compliance and add business value. If this is what you’re experiencing as you work to implement or ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Silt Fence installation efficacy: definitive research calls for toughening specifications and introducing new technology

    Introduction: Silt fence is a joke on many construction sites. It is often seen just blowing in the wind, or sagging and broken down. Some specifiers won’t utilize silt fence on their sites because it is too often installed improperly, and not maintained. Yet, the need for effective on-site sediment control has never been greater. Sediment-laden runoff has been shown to result in the loss ...


    By L & M Supply Company

  • 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

  • Case Study - Construction Aggregate: Sand

    Geologic Mapping of Sand Unit Thickness Pyramid was contracted to perform an electrical resistivity survey across 230 acres of undeveloped land in North Carolina. The purpose of the survey was to quantify the lateral extents and approximate depth/thicknesses of sandy soils near the ground surface. The client was interested in the potential of the site to be utilized as a sand mine, and ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Even small sites must follow best practices to control erosion and runoff

    Since 1990, construction sites larger than 5 acres and municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) serving populations over 100,000 have had to  abide by the rules of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Storm Water Program. This program was put in place to protect the country’s waterways from sedimentation buildup. ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Case Study - Groundwater Discharge Permit - Plymouth, Massachusetts

    The process of obtaining a groundwater discharge permit for a subdivision scale septic absorption system was faciliated by using the advanced GIS features within EnviroInsite. Geologic features were downloaded and presented at the site scale along with the subdivision boundary and potential downgradient receptors. A cross-section was created showing the detailed soil descriptions, water levels ...


    By EI LLC

  • Noor II and Noor III eye cost savings from site integration

    With similar timeframes and a shared site, the Noor II and Noor III CSP projects in Morocco’s Noor Ouarzazate Solar Complex are expected to gain from multiple synergies during both construction and operations, Badis Derradji, ACWA Power’s managing director for Morocco, told CSP Today. Parallel construction on the two projects is bringing considerable cost benefits, even though ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Case study - Superfund site, water pump & treat system

    Anguil Aqua Systems LLC was contracted as part of a team of companies to implement a ground water pump and treat system intended to remove trichloroethylene (TCE) from a local aquifer designated as a Superfund Site by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Though the site is nestled between the buildings and roadways of an existing and operating industrial facility, the overall extent of the ...

  • Coming Clean with the Environment

    Long Island is a long, slender island located directly east of Manhattan in the southern tip of New York State. In the 20th century, the north shore of Long Island earned the nickname of “Gold Coast” and attracted large private estates of the likes of the Vanderbilts, Roosevelts, Whitneys, Charles Pratt, J. P. Morgan, F. W. Woolworth, and others. The western end of the island includes ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Weathering the Storm

    Construction excavation and earthmoving recently got a bit more complicated as Phase II of EPAs Storm Water Final Rule went into effect this past spring. The change creates potential for rental dealers who specialize in construction equipment to capitalize on a unique opportunity. While the subject seems new to some, Phase II originated from a 1992 court decision handed down in a lawsuit against ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • New Year's Resolutions for Your EHS Team

    A new year often brings with it new challenges and new goals. Coming back to work from our holidays with a fresh perspective, many of us get a surge of motivation in the month of January to do better ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Casella BOUNDARY Guardian helps to control noise and dust on major London construction project

    Casella‘s BOUNDARY Guardian is helping to ensure noise compliance and control of air quality at BSkyB’s campus redevelopment site, bringing peace of mind to site operators, the client and the local community. The BOUNDARY Guardian is a system for web-based remote monitoring of noise and/or dust emissions that ensures compliance ...


    By Casella

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