Posts Tagged ‘ safety ’

Tips to Improve Fall Protection Programs

Mar 29th, 2018

Since 1995, seven fall protection regulations and ten fall protection standards have been put in place to protect workers, yet fall fatalities are still on the rise. To combat the rising numbers of fall fatalities, Thomas E. Kramer, safety consultant and structural engineer with LJB Inc., led a webinar, “Best Practices for Identifying and Controlling […]

Study: Design and Technology Can Improve Construction Safety

Dec 18th, 2017

A new study from Dodge Data & Analytics reveals the engagement with and impact of two critical trends for improving construction safety—technologies used on jobsites, and the practice of Prevention through Design (PtD). The study also shows that general contractors are more likely to use these technologies and practices than trade contractors. The study is […]

Many Construction Workers Say Bosses Favor Productivity Over Safety

Jun 20th, 2016

A new survey from the National Safety Council shows that 60 percent of respondents in the construction industry believe safety takes a backseat to productivity at their companies. In manufacturing, 33 percent of the 2,000 employees surveyed across the nation believe that as well, which matches the U.S. average across all industries. The survey also shows that 61 […]

Safety in the Glass Plant: What You Need to Know

May 26th, 2016

The glass industry has taken a serious approach to workplace safety in recent years, but there is still plenty of progress to be made. Mike Burk of Fenestration Fundamentals LLC, who chairs the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance’s glass safety awareness program, recently led an American Architectural Manufacturers Association webinar on the topic. Never Settle Burk […]

Caldwell Manufacturing Plant Hits a Safety Landmark

Jul 9th, 2015

The Caldwell Manufacturing plant in Williamsport, Md., celebrated a milestone this week —  2,500 days without a lost-time accident. “Everyone in the organization is proud of the Williamsport facility for completing 2,500 consecutive workdays without a lost-time incident,” said Caldwell vice president of manufacturing Kevin Novak in a statement. “‘Safety and Respect’ is one of our […]

Vinylmax Achieves Safety Record

Sep 30th, 2013

Vinylmax Windows in Hamilton, Ohio, reports that it has operated for more than three years without a lost work time accident. This represents more than 1,100 days safely worked by more than 200 employees since September 5, 2010. The company’s previous safety streak stretched 255 days. The City of Hamilton and the State of Ohio […]

Study Says Construction Safety Programs are Yielding Business Benefits for Firms

Jun 25th, 2013

Contractors are reporting business benefits from instituting strong safety programs, according to a new report by McGraw Hill Construction on safety management in the construction industry. In particular, construction companies report a number of benefits due to the implementation of safety management practices. “Safety programs are not only creating safer places for their workers, but […]

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