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The Rise of Addiction in the Construction Industry

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports that of the millions of Americans who struggle with alcohol or substance abuse, those in the construction industry make up 16.5% of alcoholics nationwide and 11.6% of drug addicts nationwide.1 It’s a silent problem that supervisors, workers, and managers often turn a blind eye to. But…

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Important Safety Gear to Wear

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Construction safety gear is designed to reduce the risk of respiratory, skin, eye, head, and hearing injuries. There are many construction site hazards that can be reduced or eliminated with the right gear. Also known as personal protection equipment (PPE), construction safety gear should be worn at all times when workers or everyday people are…

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Dangerous Equipment and How to Stay Safe

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We get it, you’ve completed your safety training and you know about all the common construction site dangers. But the longer you’re on a site, the less dangerous that bulldozer or heavy crane may seem. In 2017 alone, there were 6,147 fatal work injuries, with those in construction accounting for 47% of worker deaths.1 Safety…

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Get Ready for New DOB Safety Requirements

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Are you compliant with Local Law 196? The NYC Dept. of Buildings has extended their construction safety training deadline, giving workers and managers until June 1st to complete all training courses and required NYC Department of Buildings Classes. This includes at least 30 hours of safety training for workers and at least 62 hours of…

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Site Safety Improvements with New Technology

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There are many jobsite dangers that can be difficult to measure with traditional resources. But with new wearable tech, like smartwatches and fitness trackers, site safety managers can better identify and mitigate construction hazards. Recently, IBM has partnered with top companies to better monitor working conditions in hazardous environments with the use of wearable tech.

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Preparing Your Site for a Snowstorm

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There are many construction site dangers associated with winter weather, including the wind, cold, and snow dangers created by snowstorms. A diligent construction site safety manager can protect jobsites and workers from the dangers created by snowstorms. At The Safety Group, we offer site safety manager training and safety consulting services to help with this…

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Longer Winter Days – How to Work Safely in the Dark

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With shorter days and longer nights, many workers are burning the midnight oil on construction sites. At The Safety Group, we offer construction safety consulting and safety management services, helping workers and site safety managers keep workplace safety at the forefront of everything they do. Construction night shifts require additional safety steps to reduce workplace…

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Measuring and Treating Fatigue in the Workplace

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Fatigue can happen to anyone, and a fatigued employee will not preform at their very best. In fact, fatigue is one of the first phases of a dangerous workplace. New wearable technology, such as fitness bands and ankle movement trackers, can help employers and site safety managers identify signs of fatigue in workers. Once these…

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What Should I Include in My Emergency Action Plan?

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Emergencies happen, and they can be catastrophic if proper planning is not used. At The Safety Group, we know the right features for an effective emergency action plan. If you’re concerned with improving site safety through construction risk mitigation in New York, consider these tips for developing your emergency response plan. Emergency Action Plan Checklist…

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