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COVID-19 And Construction: Workplace Health Safety Best Practices

We find ourselves in trying times these days – afterall, who would have thought that we would begin 2020 with a global pandemic? And given the health climate, it is important that everyone does their part, in order to help prevent the transmission of the Coronavirus, best they can. At a personal level, people are washing hands, wearing face masks and distancing themselves socially. While professionally, many businesses have begun working from home to prevent the spread. Most construction businesses are continuing to work forward during this time and don’t have the option to practice Safe At Home guidelines, so it is vital that those, especially in management levels, practice safe protocols in order to protect their vendors, clients and employees. Don’t stress; we are here to help. Here are some key factors to consider if you’re still managing projects. COVID-19 Basics According to the CDC, the best way to

How To Run an Effective Construction Safety Committee Meeting

In 2018 alone, more than 21% of all fatalities in the US occurred within the construction industry. Not surprisingly, construction is one of the most dangerous industries for people to work in when it comes to injuries and the risk of death. This is an important fact that more employers need to tackle head on – and one of the first places to start is with your management team and how they are communicating with their crews. Unfortunately, safety committee meetings often fail to adequately address these issues. So, if you’re looking for insight on how to run a quality and effective construction safety meeting, our team has provided a few tips that are on the top of our list. Check them out below. Show Commitment Many employees feel that safety committee meetings are just a way for employers to save face or ensure basic compliance. When companies show true

Construction Safety Experts Founder Terry Young Elected President of Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association

During the 2017 Annual Conference, April 18-22, at the Westin Kierland Resort, Scottsdale, Ariz., SC&RA elected Terry Young, Construction Safety Experts, Cary, N.C., as President. » Read the May 2017 ACT Interview with Terry Young View/Download the PDF ACT interview with Terry Young: A conversation with new SC&RA President Terry Young (PDF) About Terry Young President and CEO of Construction Safety Experts 35 years of Construction Safety Experience OSHA Instructor and OSHA VPP Star Assessor President and Member of the Board of Directors of the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association 2002 International Risk Management Association Gary E Bird Horizon Award Winner Associates in Risk Management from the Insurance Institute Author of more than 70 published Safety Articles