Taking a Closer Look at New York City’s New Construction Safety Bill 1447

Those involved in construction or living in the tri-state area have undoubtedly been following New York City’s contentious Construction Safety Bill. With more New York City construction workers losing their lives each year, and mounting protests from workers, their families and construction companies, City Council proposed new legislation to reduce employee jobsite deaths through better…

The Evolving Relationship between Technology and Safety in the Construction Industry

For centuries, safety in the construction industry was left to common sense and on-the-job experience. In the late 1960s, worker safety become part of the national conversation and employers were required to provide their employees with working conditions that are free of known dangers, leading to the establishment of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration…

Focus on Residential: What is a Confined Space?

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), in coordination with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), recently released a new fact sheet to improve workplace safety on residential construction sites. Using statistics gathered through surveys, this fact sheet focuses primarily on the dangers associated with enclosed spaces like attics and basements. What the New…