A broad-based effort to prevent construction industry falls reached millions of workers – many of them employees of small firms – according to a new report from the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR).
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.
Construction has long been considered America's most dangerous industry. In fact, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration was created to address lagging safety standards within the construction sector.
Bricklayers were exposed to fall hazards as high as 30 feet above the ground while creating the exterior finish of new single-family dwellings at two work sites in Philadelphia, according to workplace safety and health citations issued against Vyacheslav Leshko, doing business as T and S Masonry LLC.
With two million Latinos – mostly foreign-born – employed in the U.S. construction industry, the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) has translated its image-driven Hazard Alerts (on topics like silica, trenches, and aerial lifts) into Spanish. The eye-catching Alerts are available for free download.