Environmental heat exposure at work caused an average of 38 deaths per year from 2011 to 2019, with related deaths likely underreported, officials said. Nearly 42% of worker deaths were in construction, repair or cleaning.
One contractor claims an employee was seen removing safety equipment before he fell from roof of a distribution center under construction for the online retail giant, part of an ambitious building program in the city's metro area
"As I watched COVID-19 cases quickly jump from 1 to 10 to 10,000, I went into triage mode, acting fast to keep our people safe and still deliver for our clients," says CEO of Shawmut Design and Construction.
Since Haiti’s magnitude-7.2-earthquake on Aug. 14, which struck the underserved Tiburon Peninsula, Build Health International has marshalled its staff, supporters and resources in Haiti and the U.S., where it is based, to help.
Future-Proofing Infrastructure Stories by AREP and Bentley
Building and public space design is not just about improving the aesthetics of infrastructure, it’s important to consider the usability of the building for the inhabitants. During this webinar, we'll explore the tools and projects that allow buildings of all types to be designed and operated with a better understanding of how the people will use them.
Being safe means paying attention to both mind and body. It is about more than just wearing hardhats and safety glasses. It means recognizing how important mental health really is to everyone’s overall safety. There is help available to combat suicide, depression, distractions and more.
In response to the pandemic, contractors everywhere have adopted new protocols to not only keep workers free from injury, but also to protect them from infectious disease. ENR will talk with field safety professionals, a surety expert and early adopters of new job-site safety technology to get a glimpse at the safe jobsite of tomorrow.
Requirements for social distancing and limiting headcount on jobsites working through the pandemic have changed the way many sites are organized. Contractors adopted these strategies to keep sites open, but are now finding they can plan more effectively with much more accurate headcounts. We'll discuss the benefits this shift in site access tracking can bring.
On Demand Recruiting reliable talent has never been harder — but diligent adherence to safety and quality requirements has never been more important. Throw in changes, like new equipment or regulations, and you’ve got real issues with the consistency and quality of inspection results, as well as your team’s productivity. We'll discuss how to arm a rookie with the experience of a 20-year veteran!