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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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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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NOAA Releases Winter Weather Outlook

December 7, 2015
Safety /

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center issued its 2015-2016 U.S. Winter Outlook in October, giving a heads up as to what we can expect between December and February, weather-wise.

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Be Prepared with Tips for Driving in Cold Weather

December 2, 2015
Safety /

Driving a vehicle remains the single most dangerous activity we do each day, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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Employer Protections for Construction Safety Should Increase in Winter

November 30, 2015
Safety /

Employers are always required to ensure a safe, healthy environment free from recognized hazards for all workers.

However, providing those protections can face be even more challenging during severe winter weather.

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