Safety Update: OSHA Launches Safe + Sound Week

Looking to demonstrate your company’s commitment to safety?  Then you may want to participate in OSHA’s first-ever “Safe and Sound” Week. While it should come as no surprise that the construction industry is one of the highest risk industries in … Continue reading

OSHA’s Final Rule on Workplace Injury/Illness Recordkeeping

Just in time for the new year, OSHA recently issued a final rule regarding the maintenance of records for recordable injury and illness.  You may have heard about a final rule being released by OSHA regarding recordkeeping for workplace injuries. … Continue reading

May is Building Safety Month

This Friday marks the kickoff of Building Safety Month, the International Code Council’s annual safety awareness event. The purpose of the event is to bring safety professionals together with community members to promote an understanding of the building code, demonstrate … Continue reading

Quality May Falter During Construction Industry Boom

The enormous growth in residential and commercial construction might suffer from quality issues, according to Quality Built, LLC, a firm that offers quality assurance and risk management support to the construction industry.  Quality Built’s construction defect data bank is the … Continue reading

Avoid Health Hazards for a Safer Remodel, Part 3: Utility & Appliance Hazards

Home remodeling is a fairly complicated process, and it’s easy to forget that it can also be a hazardous one as well. In order to ensure the safety of yourself, your crew, and the homeowners who you’re working for, keep … Continue reading

Avoid Health Hazards for a Safer Remodel, Part 2: Organic Hazards

Home remodeling is a fairly complicated process, and it’s easy to forget that it can also be a hazardous one as well. In order to ensure the safety of yourself, your crew, and the homeowners who you’re working for, keep … Continue reading

Avoid Health Hazards for a Safer Remodel, Part 1: Elementary Hazards

Home remodeling is a fairly complicated process, and it’s easy to forget that it can also be a hazardous one as well. In order to ensure the safety of yourself, your crew, and the homeowners who you’re working for, keep … Continue reading

Dallas Workers Protest Gables International

Last Saturday, a group of construction workers marched to Dallas’ Cole Park to protest against the Georgia-based Gables Residential property development corporation. Marching under fluorescent “hard-hat yellow” colored banners emblazoned with the phrase “Build It Better,” the workers sought to … Continue reading