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Staying Healthy and Safe on the Jobsite

Although there are things about construction jobsites that pose risks that are similar to those of any other type of work environment, there are also aspects that are unique to construction. Some of the unique and potentially harmful areas on jobsites are exposure to inclement weather, exposure to dangerous substances, susceptibility to illnesses, and muscle and bone injury. 

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Canada

Proven Ways to Keep Workers Safe

Going to work for many people can be hazardous and even deadly. Canadian workers compensation boards reported that 904 workers died due to work-related causes and almost a quarter of a million workers reported lost-time injuries in 2016.

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Health

OSHA Takes Flight With Drone Use

Until recently OSHA visits have come mostly in the form of on-the-ground safety inspections, but late last year the agency began conducting jobsite inspections using camera-equipped aerial drones, raising some privacy concerns in the industry.

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Health

It’s Not Time You Need To Manage, It’s Your Energy

When you are fatigued you are also going to have trouble focusing, understanding, and solving problems. But, you still need to work the hours necessary to get the job done. Here is practical advice for managing your energy, starting with taking stock of how your personal choices affect your energy stores.

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Health

Is Your Business Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

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.

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Health

New Technology Can Help Increase Work Zone Safety

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 workers were killed at road construction sites, more than double the total for all other industries combined,” according to a new report.

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