3M Fall Protection Launches Trade-In, Trade-Up Program

ST. PAUL, Minn. — For safety professionals, keeping workers safe means providing them with effective, dependable equipment while staying compliant with changing safety standards and regulations. To help safety managers stay ahead of the curve with their safety equipment, 3M Fall Protection has launched the 3M Fall Protection Trade-in, Trade-up program. Workers and safety managers can trade in qualifying fall protection equipment and trade-up for more than 170 products from the 3M Fall Protection line, as well as receive cash rebates. To participate, workers and safety managers start by identifying fall protection products they want to trade in or trade … Read more

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Western Specialty Contractors Provides Safety Tips to Protect Workers from Extreme Heat

LOUIS, Mo. – Summer is a great time for construction work, but a brutal time for construction workers. Excessive heat and sun exposure pose significant dangers, such as sunburn, dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Every year, construction workers become ill on the job and some even lose their lives due to heat exposure. To protect its workers from the extreme summer heat, Western Specialty Contractors manages a heat illness training program and a safety hotline for its employees. As part of the program, training is provided to all employees and supervisors who work in high temperatures. Training … Read more

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Field Notes: Staying Safe on Sites

By Andy Peters Safety is a top priority in the construction industry. Although many general contractors have made good progress to ensure the safety of all workers at every stage of a project, there are still instances where accidents happen. The Construction Industry Institute’s latest report, “Improving Site Safety Performance through Operational Excellence,” indicates the rate of improvement among industry leaders has slowed down. The Total Recordable Incident Rate for the construction industry shows as flat between 2010 and 2013 (range 4.0-3.8). The CII member companies (a subset of the whole construction industry), has also been essentially flat at .43 … Read more

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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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