MYCON General Contractors Stand Down for Safety during Fall Protection Week

DALLAS, Texas – More than 1,000 field and home office personnel participated in MYCON General Contractors’ Stand Down for Safety on May 10 as part of OSHA’s National Safety Stand Down to raise awareness of fall protection in the construction industry across the country. With more than 20 projects under construction across the North Texas region, including retail, industrial, hospitality, commercial office and religious, MYCON places safety as a priority in delivering those projects for its clients. In addition to the safety training discussion, participants at MYCON’s Stand Down were treated to breakfast or lunch at each jobsite. Courtesy of … Read more

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Associated Builders and Contractors Celebrates National Safety Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Associated Builders and Contractors celebrates Safety Week 2017 with a call for the construction industry to pledge support for substance abuse prevention and implement additional safety processes that lead to world-class safety performance. According to a recent ABC report, member construction firms with a substance abuse program in place reduce their incident rates by more than one-third compared to the industry average, and those that implement proactive best practices in 20 key safety components reduce recordable incidents by up to 87 percent. “Associated Builders and Contractors believes that every jobsite incident is preventable, and that it is … Read more

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Construction Association Unveils Steps to Improve Worker Safety

The Associated General Contractors of America unveiled a new study designed to improve the safety of construction workers as it announced that two-thirds of metro areas added construction jobs during the past 12 months. Association officials said the new safety study is designed to help construction firms prevent workplace fatalities and injuries. “We all share a common goal: getting to zero construction fatalities,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s CEO. “This report offers the kind of data and recommendations needed to help construction firms achieve that goal.” The association unveiled the safety report at a time when construction employment is … Read more

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Join the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction May 8-12

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Fall Prevention Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries. What is a Safety Stand-Down? A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. Any workplace can hold a stand-down by taking a break to focus on fall hazards and reinforcing the importance of fall prevention. It’s an … Read more

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