Posted By: John L. on July 3, 2018 in Contractor
Because construction projects are often in less controlled environments than other work places, it can require a greater awareness. Having a competent person on site who understands the dangers and is able to identify those situations can help younger employees and those new to the industry.
Posted By: John L. on June 21, 2018 in Contractor
Last week, I was in Chicago with Steve Miller, one of our senior loss control representatives. Steve and I have been working on a small project we call “5-word safety messages.” Basically, because people tend to remember phrases or statements with five or fewer words, we decided to develop a list of simple safety messages that would be easy to remember.
Posted By: John L. on June 6, 2018 in Contractor
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one in five worker deaths in 2016 were in construction. The leading causes of private sector worker deaths (excluding highway collisions) in the construction industry were falls, followed by struck by object, electrocution, and caught-in/between.
Posted By: John L. on May 24, 2018 in Contractor
There is a lot going on once a construction project starts, and that continues into the planning, construction, and punch-list phase. I believe one of the key elements that determines if the job will run smoothly and be completed on time is the project schedule.
Posted By: John L. on May 7, 2018 in Contractor
In the construction industry, understanding building lines and elevations is critical in the architecture, engineering, and construction of a project. In fact, a basic assessment of the proposed construction takes into consideration building lines and elevations before any design work is started.

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