The Top Uses for Excavators

An excavator is an extremely valuable piece of equipment on a construction site. It is made up of a few components such as the house, undercarriage, boom, stick, and bucket. These components feature the motors and gears to move the equipment, lift the bucket, and a spot for someone to sit and be in control… Read more »

What Should Be Labeled at a Construction Site?

There’s no sugar coating it; construction sites are dangerous, subjecting workers to many risks. Along with worker accidents comes legal risks of liability for your construction business. By properly labeling things at your worksite that have the potential to be harmful, you can significantly reduce the number of dangerous risks and accidents. Here are a… Read more »

Construction Near Power Lines: How to Operate Safely

According to OSHA, the second leading cause of worker deaths in construction is electrocution. Many workers don’t know the potential electrical hazards in their work environment, making them more vulnerable to the danger of electrocution. Sometimes, it is simply a matter of not being aware of all energized power sources, from overhead and underground power… Read more »

Pipeline Work: Everything You Need to Know

Pipelines run beneath our streets, cities, continents, and oceans. Without them and the energy resources they deliver, modern-day conveniences wouldn’t be possible. The pipeline network in the U.S. transport various products such as sewage and water; however, the most common products transported are for energy purposes, including natural gas, biofuels, and liquid petroleum. Pipelines exist… Read more »

Spring Safety Tips for Construction Workers

After a long winter season of limited construction, this is the time when cranes and heavy equipment start popping up like new spring flowers. The spring season is also known for bringing frequent rainfall and the possibility of thunderstorms and lightning. On busy construction sites, the unique dangers that spring weather poses to the safety… Read more »

How to Properly Set Up Crane Mats at a Construction Site

Crane mats are a great way to operate heavy equipment on a construction site safely. They add an extra layer of protection and stability while machinery operates. Crane mats are a perfect addition to project sites with uneven ground and wetland, marsh, and swamp areas. It is important to protect these ecologically sensitive areas when doing construction… Read more »

The Most Common Causes of Crane Accidents

Crane accidents are relatively rare worksite incidents in the construction industry, but the injuries are usually severe or fatal when they do happen. OSHA has estimated that 93 percent of all crane accidents are due to human error, meaning the fault was improper use of crane equipment. These include accidents caused by improper operation, improper… Read more »

6 Common Construction Site Safety Hazards

Construction work can be a dangerous business. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one out of every five workplace fatalities is construction-related. Construction jobs can also result in non-fatal injuries to workers. Things as simple as heat illness or complicated injuries like broken bones can result from a lack of safety knowledge… Read more »

Tips for Doing Construction Near Wetlands

When working on any construction project, part of your job is to be considerate of the environment around you. For some sites, this simply means using basic ground protection and cleaning up after the work is complete. For other, more environmentally-sensitive areas, increased planning and safety measures are required to minimize your impact. Wetlands are… Read more »

5 Tips for Improving Productivity on Your Construction Site

Much like any industry, time is money in construction. If you’re managing a worksite, you want to be doing everything you can to maintain optimum productivity for the sake of your client and future business for your company. This can be a challenging task in any industry, construction included. But unproductive workers not only cost… Read more »