• Clayco Applies Academic Rigor, Technology to Construction Safety

    This week (May 6-10) is Construction Safety Week, in support of the Construction Industry Safety Initiative (CISI). Clayco, which is signatory to the CISI effort, has applied its corporate tagline of “The Art and Science of Building”...

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  • SLOW DOWN! (Smokey Might Be Wearing a Hard Hat!)

    From Quad City Times:  MOLINE — On Monday morning, the Illinois State Police had an unmarked officer parked on Interstate 74 in Moline, monitoring passing traffic for speeders. Business as usual — except that the officer wasn’t...

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  • Eye-Tracking Technologies Can Enhance Productivity, Safety

    From EHSToday:One split second is all it takes for a life to be changed forever or taken away by a workplace accident. Each year, close to 9,000 people are killed on the job across the U.S. and...

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  • OSHA Shares Fall Prevention Resources Ahead of National Safety Stand-Down

    From Safety+Health:  To help employers prepare for the sixth annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, set to take place May 6-10, OSHA is offering free compliance assistance resources online. Falls are the leading cause of...

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  • New Systems Aim to Improve Jobsite Safety Awareness

    From ENR:  Construction companies can’t afford to scrimp on jobsite safety because even a single accident comes at too high a price, say industry professionals and insurers. However, the growing availability of safety wearables, site sensors, exoskeletons,...

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  • Winter Electrical Safety Tips

    The National Fire Protection Association issued a report in March 2017 detailing an annual average of 45,210 U.S. home structure fires reported in the U.S. involving electrical failure or malfunction from 2010 to 2014. NFPA found that electrical...

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  • 5 Winter Construction Site Safety Tips

    From For Construction Pros:  Winter on a construction site comes with a whole host of hazards. From slips and trips to frozen fingers and damaged equipment, cold temperatures require specific countermeasures to ensure a safe and productive...

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  • Protecting Construction Workers’ Lungs is a Safety Issue

    From For Construction Pros:  Although air quality often takes a backseat to occupational safety, lung cancer mortalities are 50% higher among construction workers than the general population. The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) and Duke...

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  • “See Her Work”: Woman Entrepreneur Introduces Gear for Women in Trades

    by Beth Barton, “Carpenter Lady” Boy, let me tell you how much fun it is (not) to wear clothes and gear designed for the other sex.  As a carpenter in St. Louis for 15 years, I have...

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  • Western Specialty Contractors Uses Leading-Edge Concrete Repair Technology to Protect Workers on Springfield, IL Parking Garage Restoration

    Manual concrete chipping can be a dusty, noisy endeavor that subjects workers to risks of injury and illness. When extensive overhead hammering is required on a job, such was the case when Western Specialty Contractors – Springfield,...

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