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Simple Tools That Improve Worksite Safety

Eliminating hazards in the factory or on the jobsite can be as easy as selecting the best tool for the job. As we recognize National Safety Month, here are a couple tools that can reduce your risk without blowing your budget.

Self-retracting Cutters

Cutters with “Smart Knife Technology” retract the blade automatically when it loses contact with the material it’s cutting. The blade will self-retract even if the user tries to override the safety system by leaving the slider in the forward position. Cutters with Smart Knife Technology cost slightly more than conventional cutters but can prevent injuries making them well worth the investment.

Tool Lanyards

This may be the easiest way to prevent falling object injuries on a worksite. Tool lanyards are elastic straps that connect tools to a tool belt or personal fall protection.

Tips for Preventing Falling Object Injuries: 

  1. Use tool lanyards.Simple Tools That Improve Worksite Safety
  2. Keep all material at least 3 feet from a leading edge, other than material specifically required for work in process.
  3. Remove items from loose or unsealed pockets, especially top shirt pockets, such as phones, pens, and tools.
  4. Do not hang objects over guardrails.
  5. Secure all objects when working on an elevated surface.
  6. Ensure toe boards are present and inspect toe boards frequently. They should be at least 4 inches high and continuous. 4 inches is the minimum height with a maximum ¼-inch clearance from the working surface.
  7. Require hardhats and other relevant PPE for everyone in areas at risk for falling objects—no exceptions. Make sure that this is effectively communicated.
  8. Rope off the area, if possible, where fall/drop hazards may exist – especially if work is being performed on a ladder.
  9. Work as a team to avoid complacency and remain vigilant of these procedures at all times.
  10. Ensure hardhats and other required PPE is inspected prior to use and is used in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations.

Non-Residential Construction Jumps 32.4% in March

$25 billion in non-residential construction starts in March marked a 32.4% climb over February numbers according to the just released Construction Industry Snapshot by CMD Group, formerly Reed Construction Data. The positive number in March confirms an upward trend in construction spending, but falls short of the same period last year when spending increased by 40.3%. For comparison, the long-term February-to-March increase has been 6.0%. See the full report from CMD here.

Non-Residential Construction Jumps 32.4% in March

Graph courtesy of CMD Group

Top 5 States for Construction as a Percentage of State GDP

Top 5 States for Construction as a Percentage of State GDPPrivate construction can have a tremendous impact on a state’s economy. A new report by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) ranks all 50 states based on their contribution to state gross domestic product.

In 1997 and 1998, construction accounted for 6.14% of national GDP. That number declined dramatically the following year and has risen slowly ever since. In 2013, the most recent year for this data, construction was 3.73% of national GDP. That number does not include related costs such as transportation, the demand for building materials, financial services or subsequent purchases from buyers. These additional costs add as much as 2 to 3% making construction even more Read more

Infographic: 10 Awesome Construction Apps via Sourceable.net

Smart phones are working in construction almost as hard as the construction professionals that use them. But finding the latest and greatest Apps can be a challenge that consumes as much time as a quality App saves. Fortunately, the gang at Sourceable.net compiled their list of the Top 10 Construction Apps to simplify our search. Click on the image below to view the full infographic and see which Apps you should be downloading.

Top Construction Apps

 

 

 

China-based Builder Completes 57-Story Tower in 19 Days

We’ve told you before that modular construction is faster than conventional building. Well, Broad Sustainable Building has shown the amazing speed of modular once again. The China-based builder has delivered several large-scale modular projects at unbelievable speeds. Their most recent project, a 57-story high-rise, was completed in just 19 days. Don’t believe us? Watch the time-lapse video below and see for yourself.

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