From R&D specialists to the disposal crew, products and projects often require a village of workers onsite. While some of these workers may be part of your organization, successful businesses often require third-party contractors to better manage resources and deliver quality results.
Improving the safety performance of both employees and contractors was identified as a top priority for driving organization's contractor management goals, according to a recent Contractor Management Survey by ISN, a global leader in contractor and supplier information management.
HVAC installer Timothy O’Neal Gearing and a co-worker were trying to unjam a saw stuck in a metal roof when the saw jerked loose, causing Gearing to lose his balance and fall through an unguarded skylight. The 39-year-old plunged to the concrete ground 15 feet below died from his injuries after being transported to a hospital.
The Obama administration’s move to crack down on federal contractors who violate labor laws and to ensure that employees of contractors retain their access to court for certain disputes has won approval from Public Citizen, a nonpartisan public advocacy group.
Contractor receives safety awards from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Alabama
April 22, 2015
On April 17, Brasfield & Gorrie was recognized by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Alabama at their Safe Day awards banquet in Birmingham. The contractor earned four honors for its exceptional safety program and performance. The firm received the Diamond Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Award, the highest honor ABC bestows on members for their safety efforts.
In an effort to help roofing contractors provide more on-the-job safety measures for their employees, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has partnered with Parsippany, N.J.-based GAF to launch the GAF Commercial Roof Safety Guide (www.gaf.com/safety), a website focusing on low-slope roofing safety.
Owners and general contractors currently have no standardized procedure for evaluating potential subcontractors on the basis of their ability to provide a safe work environment for workers. A Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) project scheduled to get underway in 2015 will develop and validate a new publicly available pre-qualification assessment tool for construction projects in order to select and promote safer contractors.
ON DEMAND: CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training recently launched the Safety Climate-Safety Management Information System (SC-SMIS); a free resource that can be used to strengthen jobsite safety climate to help reduce adverse safety outcomes.