Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention Membership Grows

PRINCETON, N.J. – After the July 2016 Centers for Disease Control report showed construction is one of the most at-risk industries for suicide, more than 30 key organizations have pledged support of the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention. Formed less than one year ago by the Construction Financial Management Association, the mission of the alliance is to provide and disseminate information and resources for suicide prevention and mental health promotion in construction. CFMA President & CEO Stuart Binstock said, “We are humbled by the industry’s strong support of this initiative to save the lives of our most valued resources … Read more

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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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