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New safety regulations to watch for in 2016

January 21, 2016
Safety /

By most accounts, 2015 was a busy year for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after it approved the passage of several key pieces of legislation. These changes included the first penalty increase in decades and new rules on working in confined spaces, among several others. With the start of the new year, industry experts are anticipating even more changes on the horizon as the administration continues to strive toward a safer workplace for employees in any industry, including construction.

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Workers' compensation underutilized in construction

January 12, 2016
Safety /

Workers' compensation is common throughout the construction industry, as well as other occupations with a high risk of injury. According to the most recent statistics available from the U.S. Social Security Administration, in 2012 it was estimated around 127.9 million American employees were covered by some form of workers' compensation program under state or federal law. According to the SSA, these benefits, paid out to workers who are injured on the job from no fault of their own, are subsidized entirely by employers.

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HCSS, AGC to Partner with Keene State to Create Construction Safety Program

January 6, 2016
Safety /

Construction is facing a drastic shortage of qualified workers in all aspects of the industry. But one of the most desperate needs in all of construction is for safety professionals.

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Snow, Ice Can Cause Construction Safety Concerns

January 4, 2016
Safety /

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New Silica Rules Could Make Huge Impact on Construction Safety

December 28, 2015
Safety /

The long-fought battle between over silica exposure and protections for construction workers might soon come to a head.

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HCSS GPS Can Help Contractors Recover Lost Equipment

December 21, 2015
GPS /

When S.T. Wooten discovered one of its broom tractors had been stolen from a job site, Jed Hudson of the construction services and materials company called HCSS asking for assistance.

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Employers Should Protect Workers Against the Flu

December 18, 2015
Safety /

While winter weather means a greater risk of cold stress illnesses and injuries for those in construction who work outside year-round, the chillier season also means dangers could be lurking indoors as well.

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Avoid Contracting the Flu at Work

December 16, 2015
Safety /

Construction workers are typically considered the big, bad, tough guys who work long hours through sickness and exhaustion.

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Cold Stress Poses Safety Concerns for Construction Workers in Winter

December 14, 2015
Safety /

Just as heat stress is a real danger during the busiest months for the construction industry, cold stress is a serious concern for anyone working outside during the winter.

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Are You Worried About Electronic Logging Compliance?

December 11, 2015
Equipment /
elogs /
trucking /

Electronic logging devices are a hot topic of conversation among construction and transportation companies right now. This is due to new governmental regulations that will affect both long- and short-haul drivers as they work to become compliant with the law over the next two years.

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