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US Building Boom Fuels Spike in Construction Worker Injury and Death

According to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary, 2015: A total of 4,836 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2015, a slight increase from 2014.

Trenching and Excavation Hazards and Safety

Trenching and excavation hazards are one of the most hazardous construction operations and trench-related fatalities have been on the rise. Know Your Rights – Under Federal law, you are entitled to a safe workplace. Training also plays a key role in the prevention of accidents.

OSHA Outreach Training Program – Construction

Certain states have 10 and/or 30 hour mandatory training requirements: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.

Adjusting to Work in the Heat: Worker Acclimatization

Heat acclimatization is important in keeping yourself and employees safe as temperatures rise. This natural adaptation to the heat takes time and requires careful planning.

Construction Spending and Growth Trend Continues

Construction expenditures will continue the recent pattern of year-over-year growth that has been on the rise since 2011.

Predictions for the Construction Industry of 2050

The construction site of 2050 will be human-free - thus less risk averse - according to Balfour Beatty - a leading international infrastructure group.