CPWR’s study of safety and health disparities draws from a wide variety of construction industry subgroups, with a special research focus on the Hispanic workforce. A recent study examined the impact of language barriers on healthcare utilization among Hispanic construction workers.
Nearly half a million (487,709) wage-and-salary workers in the construction industry had “green” jobs in 2011, a 26.4% increase from 2010. This indicated faster growth than any other industry in the U.S.; construction accounted for 19.4% of all green employment in the private sector that year.
Silica, often referred to as quartz, is a very common mineral. It is found in many materials common on construction sites, including soil, sand, concrete, masonry, rock, granite, and landscaping materials.
CPWR (the Center to Protect Workers’ Rights) recently developed eight practical worksheets compiled into a booklet titled Strengthening Jobsite Safety Climate by Using and Improving Leading Indicators.
I've been thinking a lot about the construction profession and our obligations to each other and our clients. All professionals have an obligation to those they serve. There are contractual obligations between companies and clients, and legal obligations between the government and taxpayers.
The day after a crane accident on a bridge injured several people on a bus, the Washington State Department of Transportation ordered safety "stand-downs" at all their construction sites statewide, according to Seattle TV station KING5.
Macau is drafting new construction safety rules, officials said, after several workers died recently at casino sites amid a building boom in the world's largest gambling hub, according to a report by Reuters news agency.
Despite growing awareness about the importance of safe work practices, the construction sector in Australia is falling short in its efforts to reduce accidents on job sites, a leading safety consultant says. Emma Bentton, founder of mobile application safety systems provider Systems on a Shoestring, said practices had improved throughout the building sector in a number of areas but that gains in outcomes over recent years had not matched those delivered in other areas of the economy.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) says those interested in construction safety and health and Prevention through Design will want to know about a new pilot credit posted earlier this year by the U.S. Green Building Council to its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Pilot Credit Library.