Safety https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/ en Unlocking Awareness & Adjusting Your Approach https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/safety/unlocking-awareness-adjusting-your-approach <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Unlocking Awareness &amp; Adjusting Your Approach</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/30910" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ccapoccia</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2022-09-07T15:15:01+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Wed, 09/07/2022 - 10:15</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p>There is a stigma attached to mental health in the United States. Misrepresentation in entertainment and the media has created a general misunderstanding, fear and negative perception of those battling mental health issues. As a result, those affected are often afraid to tell even their closest friends and family for fear of being labeled “crazy.”</p></div></div> </div> Wed, 07 Sep 2022 15:15:01 +0000 ccapoccia 15029 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/safety/unlocking-awareness-adjusting-your-approach#comments Prioritizing Mental Health in Construction https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/safety/prioritizing-mental-health-construction <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Prioritizing Mental Health in Construction</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/30890" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Alex Headley</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2022-02-28T13:30:00+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Mon, 02/28/2022 - 07:30</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p>Construction companies have a duty to establish a safe and healthy work environment for their team members, tradesmen and tradeswomen. This should be viewed as the most critical task on any jobsite. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a significant feeling of uncertainty across the industry, which contributed to significant emotional and mental health issues. Unfortunately, as an often-overlooked part of workplace safety, the construction industry faces numerous challenges when it comes to breaking the stigmas surrounding employee mental health.</p></div></div> </div> Mon, 28 Feb 2022 13:30:00 +0000 Alex Headley 14793 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/safety/prioritizing-mental-health-construction#comments Exploring PPE Equality https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/safety/exploring-ppe-equality <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Exploring PPE Equality</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/30890" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Alex Headley</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-08-23T12:30:00+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Mon, 08/23/2021 - 07:30</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p>The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has stated that female construction workers face specific health and safety issues on the jobsite that may require different personal protective equipment (PPE), gear and apparel than men in the industry require. Because of this, OSHA best practices recommend that, in addition to compliance with the OSHA regulations, whenever employers are required to purchase PPE, they should purchase these items in size ranges that are also suitable for women.</p></div></div> </div> Mon, 23 Aug 2021 12:30:00 +0000 Alex Headley 14539 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com Who Are You & What Are You Doing on My Jobsite? https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/safety/who-are-you-what-are-you-doing-my-jobsite <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Who Are You &amp; What Are You Doing on My Jobsite?</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/30890" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Alex Headley</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-08-20T12:30:00+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Fri, 08/20/2021 - 07:30</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p>One question that will stop any general contractor (GC) in their tracks is: “Who’s on your jobsite today?” It may seem like a simple question and one that can be easily answered. Yet everyone in the industry struggles with the answer — and that’s cause for concern. Not knowing who is on your jobsite leaves a GC open to liabilities, accidents, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigations, theft and the potential spread of airborne illnesses.</p></div></div> </div> Fri, 20 Aug 2021 12:30:00 +0000 Alex Headley 14542 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/safety/who-are-you-what-are-you-doing-my-jobsite#comments 6 Steps to a Safer Jobsite https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/safety/6-steps-safer-jobsite <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">6 Steps to a Safer Jobsite</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/30890" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Alex Headley</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-04-19T12:21:00+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Mon, 04/19/2021 - 07:21</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p>The No. 1 priority of Gilbane Building Company has always been the safety of its workers, and at no time has that been more critical than during the past year. COVID-19 has impacted how and when work gets done — ushering in a new level of safety protocols. While most of these were in response to the immediate threat of COVID-19, these new practices may also be helpful in managing contagion of the yearly flu and many of them will continue for the foreseeable future.</p></div></div> </div> Mon, 19 Apr 2021 12:21:00 +0000 Alex Headley 14426 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/safety/6-steps-safer-jobsite#comments Working 'Inside the Fence' https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/safety/working-inside-fence <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Working &#039;Inside the Fence&#039;</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/30890" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Alex Headley</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-04-13T12:30:00+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Tue, 04/13/2021 - 07:30</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p>Of the 5,333 workplace fatalities that occurred in 2019, nearly 20% of victims were in the construction industry. Serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs) in the construction industry have remained consistently high in recent years, and safety continues to be a top priority for employers in 2021.</p></div></div> </div> Tue, 13 Apr 2021 12:30:00 +0000 Alex Headley 14416 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com Protect Your Jobsite with OSHA's Focus Four Hazards https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/safety/protect-your-jobsite-oshas-focus-four-hazards <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Protect Your Jobsite with OSHA&#039;s Focus Four Hazards</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/30890" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Alex Headley</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-04-12T12:30:00+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Mon, 04/12/2021 - 07:30</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p>Construction work is a risk. Each year, the industry is rated as one of the most dangerous jobs in America — and for good reason. Your projects are never the same for more than a few days, materials move, people change shifts and deadlines tighten.</p></div></div> </div> Mon, 12 Apr 2021 12:30:00 +0000 Alex Headley 14415 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/safety/protect-your-jobsite-oshas-focus-four-hazards#comments Data Analytics Create a Safer Jobsite https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/safety/data-analytics-create-safer-jobsite <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Data Analytics Create a Safer Jobsite</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/30890" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Alex Headley</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-04-09T12:30:00+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Fri, 04/09/2021 - 07:30</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p>Of the 5,333 workplace fatalities that occurred in 2019, nearly 20% of victims were in the construction industry. Serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs) in the construction industry have remained consistently high in recent years, and safety continues to be a top priority for employers in 2021.</p></div></div> </div> Fri, 09 Apr 2021 12:30:00 +0000 Alex Headley 14414 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com How to Increase Site Safety With a Digital Check-in Process https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/safety/how-increase-site-safety-digital-check-process <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">How to Increase Site Safety With a Digital Check-in Process</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/27631" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Elizabeth Manning</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-10-09T14:58:32+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Fri, 10/09/2020 - 09:58</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p>Earlier this year when construction sites were closed, every firm spent the downtime researching how they would safely reopen. There were lots of questions and considerations to be addressed—a shortage of personal protective equipment, rereading medical privacy law guidelines and Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations, adjusting project timelines, and more.</p></div></div> </div> Fri, 09 Oct 2020 14:58:32 +0000 Elizabeth Manning 14169 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/safety/how-increase-site-safety-digital-check-process#comments A Guide to Managing the Risks of Working at Height https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/safety/guide-managing-risks-working-height <span property="schema:name" class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">A Guide to Managing the Risks of Working at Height</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/27631" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Elizabeth Manning</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-09-29T19:05:18+00:00" class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Tue, 09/29/2020 - 14:05</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-summary-or-trimmed field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div property="schema:text" class="field__item"><p>In 2019, 298 construction workers died because of a fall. Don't let your jobsite employees be a part of the 2020 data. Here's a fall protection guide for your team. </p> </div></div> </div> Tue, 29 Sep 2020 19:05:18 +0000 Elizabeth Manning 14153 at https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/safety/guide-managing-risks-working-height#comments