Category Archives: Safety

Allen Engineering receives Accumulative Safety Award for three years without lost time

Allen Engineering receives Accumulative Safety Award for three years without lost time

PARAGOULD, AR — Allen Engineering Corp. was awarded the Accumulative Safety Award on Thursday, August 29, 2019 for having worked three years without a lost day away from work. The Accumulative Safety Award is an high achievement for any company. In the past twenty-five years only 688 of these awards have been given, and in […]

Construction worker fatigue: Mitigating risks through tech & safety culture

Construction worker fatigue: Mitigating risks through tech & safety culture

Source: CONEXPO/CON-AGG Due to the constant movement of people and equipment on a jobsite, construction jobs demand high levels of alertness. Sleep deprivation and fatigue affect many aspects of worker safety (including response time, motor control and decision-making ability, to name a few) and can easily go unnoticed. Todd Dawson, project manager for fatigue services, […]

Sandvik launches new solutions to reduce noise from surface top hammer drill rigs

Sandvik launches new solutions to reduce noise from surface top hammer drill rigs

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology introduces two new innovative solutions to reduce noise emissions in surface top hammer drilling. The new options for Ranger™ DXi series and Dino™ DC410Ri surface drill rigs help to mitigate harmful noise at construction worksites and quarries.  Many contractors and quarries face increasingly restrictive noise limits, particularly in urban areas. […]

OSHA moves to potentially adjust silica rule

OSHA moves to potentially adjust silica rule

Source: Safety Law Matters / Avi Meyerstein Last week, OSHA began a potential rulemaking process to expand what some might consider exceptions to the 2016 silica rule in construction. Here’s what we know… On July 29th, OSHA submitted to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) what likely will be a future public request for […]

Safety in the trenches

Safety in the trenches

Source: EHS Today Trenching and excavation continue to place workers in the construction and utility industries in dangerous positions. The private construction industry was responsible for 80% of trenching fatalities between 2011 and 2016, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. OSHA’s National Emphasis Program (NEP) in Trenching and Excavation specifically requires agency investigators to […]