Category Archives: Safety

The Importance of Respirators on the Jobsite

Respirators are important for keeping both workers safe on the job and for general safety. A respirator prevents the inhalation of harmful particles such as dust, silica and airborne pathogens that may be present on construction sites. Why is a Respirator Needed?  Respirators are necessary on jobsites where dangerous particles or chemicals are present. Respirators […]

Local Law 196 is Here: What do my workers need?

Now that Local Law 196 is here, there are some things you should keep in mind to make sure you are in compliance to avoid fines and penalties.  Important Training Reminders for Workers As of December 1, 2019, workers must have 30 hours of site safety training along with acceptable proof of training. This can […]

Important Training Requirements and Dates for Local Law 196

Local Law 196 requires workers on New York City jobsites with a Site Safety Plan to have 30 hours of site safety training by December 1, 2019. Superintendents on these jobsites are required to have 62 hours of site safety training by December 1, 2019.  Training Requirements for Workers Workers on NYC jobsites need to […]

Wearing Hard Hats to Prevent Concussions

On September 20, 2019 the Brain Injury Awareness Association of America is recognizing Concussion Awareness Day. It is important to be aware of concussions, signs of a concussion, and how to prevent them. If you think you may have a concussion, you should seek medical treatment.  Concussion Signs and Symptoms If you injure your head, […]

Protecting Workers with PPE During Safe and Sound Week

Safe and Sound Week is a nationwide event that is recognized by OSHA and is occurring August 12-18, 2019. The goal of Safe and Sound Week is to encourage workplaces to create safety and health programs and recognize the success of these programs. How to Participate in Safe and Sound Week Encourage your workplace to […]

Lung Health & Safety on the Construction Site

Women’s Lung Health Week is May 12-18, 2019, which is a great time to refresh ourselves on lung health and how to protect our lungs while on the jobsite. The American Lung Association aims to raise awareness of lung cancer during this week. Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer in the United States for […]