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Safety Tips for Working with Concrete

Tips for safely working with concrete.

Concrete is one of the most ubiquitous construction materials, dating back to Ancient Egyptian and Roman structures. Today, concrete is the backbone of any construction project. At The Safety Group, we understand that working with concrete can be challenging in terms of construction safety. There are precautions that must be taken to ensure safe handling…

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What Does a Construction Site Safety Manager Do?

Glass windowed building. A construction site safety manager helps ensure buildings are safe during construction.

Construction sites aren’t exactly safe in terms of injury risks. Heavy equipment, precarious settings, and physically demanding work can all make construction sites a safety nightmare. A construction site safety manager is like a safety superhero, working to ensure construction site safety through foresight, planning, and implementation. A construction site safety manager is a highly…

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Asbestos Training in NYC

Yellow insulation. Asbestos is in older insulation, and it's important to understand how to handle it properly.

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that had widespread use in the construction industry as building insulation. Asbestos was hailed for its heat resistance, sound absorption, and strength. This made asbestos a common insulation material for buildings throughout the world. Unfortunately, exposure to asbestos particles, particularly during removal of insulation, can result in mesothelioma, lung…

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Everyday NYC Construction Safety Tips

Construction worker on the job site. Construction safety tips are crucial for any site.

While OSHA has its own requirements for construction site safety, there are additional steps employees can take to ensure a safe site. The construction industry has the highest number of fatal injuries of any industry, so it is vital to take every safety precaution. Our safety experts at The Safety Group provide construction safety consulting,…

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Are Environmental Classes Required?

Smoke stacks from a production facility. Develop your environmental program today.

Environmental classes seem like a nuisance, but they’re a requirement for many projects. The EPA, DOL, and DEP all have their own requirements for environmental classes. Generally, environmental classes are required for employees working with environmental permits. These permits and training requirements are designed to help ensure as small of an environmental impact as possible.…

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Developing an Emergency Action Plan

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Organizations like OSHA and FDNY have requirements for emergency action plans that are required not only on construction sites, but at any business. Our team at The Safety Group can assist with development of construction site safety plans, and safety plans for completed projects. Generally, site safety management services in New York are left to…

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Meeting New NYC Training Requirements for Workers

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We’re past the halfway point of 2018, which means one important thing for construction employees: training certifications. 2017’s Local Law 196 has brought new requirements for building construction workers on large construction projects throughout the city. For 2018, this means that all workers must have 10 hours of OSHA safety training. In 2019, this requirement…

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Do NYC Construction Sites Need an Emergency Action Plan for Hurricane Season?

emergency action plan for hurrican season

OSHA has specific requirements for jobsite safety, including the development of site-specific emergency action plans. Hurricane action plans are a specific subset of emergency action plans, and these types of plans have become increasingly popular in the area following superstorms such as Hurricane Sandy. 2012’s Hurricane Sandy caused over $65 billion in damage, and much…

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Which NYC Dept. of Building Courses Should I Take?

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The NYC Department of Buildings has specific requirements for the training and certification of all workers within the construction field. Local Law 196 sets forth new safety training requirements for all employees at any large construction project. This new law includes the required completion of safety certification programs in New York, with a specific focus…

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Duties of an On Site Safety Manager

onsite safety manager

With an ever-changing skyline, there’s no shortage of construction projects in New York City. Large construction sites are required to have an on site safety manager, and this type of job can pay well. Indeed job search reports an average income of $93,000 for on site safety managers, with many construction employees vying for this…

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