Construction and transport workers have among the highest rate of traumatic spinal injuries than of any other sector. This new research has sparked a call of action for a stronger focus on workplace injury prevention.
The new rule changes the certification categories for crane operations and removes the requirement that operators be certified for a specific crane lifting capacity.
There’s a good reason for this lack of tolerance. Nearly 4,600 people die each year doing their jobs, and some three million are injured. The number one killer—falls.
With natural calamities now regularly impacting nearly every state, there's little escape from the destruction. For construction business owners of all stripes, these weather events pose a double challenge—recovering the business and recovering the projects.
Keeping workers safe on road construction sites is an ongoing problem, underlined by the fact that the number of fatalities at these sites increase the more projects are underway. “From 2011 to 2016, 532 construction … about New Technology Can Help Increase Work Zone Safety
When it comes to reducing injuries and deaths in the construction industry, there is a growing emphasis on the use of Safety by Design principles. The goal is to take the highest order approach to … about How Your Architect Can Help You Have a Safer Worksite
October is National Safe Work Month, and Safe Work Australia has been encouraging everyone to “take a safety moment” to reduce the risk of injury in their workplace. According to WorkSafe data, in 2017, 191 … about Take a Safety Moment for your Wellbeing
There have been 19 construction-related deaths to August this year, according to the National Safe Work Australia figures released in September—down from 23 deaths at the same time last year. The reduction in deaths is … about Worker Fatalities Drop, But Death Rate Remains High
Your construction company has a safety program. Of course it does! Every man and woman on your jobsite knows to wear a hardhat and safety vest, knows when it’s a good idea to tie off, … about Safety First. And Last.
There are many hazards on the job site: tripping, falling, dangerous machinery, and working in harsh weather conditions to name a few. However, what about the hazards we cannot notice immediately? According to PwC, mental … about Healthy Tradie Project: Bringing Wellness to the Jobsite