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In the past, the most common way to measure the safety performance of a business was to look at “lagging” indicators. The number of incidents and injuries would be metrics tasked with painting a comprehensive picture of the EHS performance of an organization, even if they entirely were based on historic data. Lagging indicators are easy to measure, but typically offer insight into the outcome of a process only after an incident has taken place. That means they’re rather tricky to influence.
 

Authorities are saying that a 43-year old concrete worker who plummeted 28 stories to his death on Sept. 21 probably fell through a hole in the floor at the Manhattan high rise.

Change can be difficult, but managers and workers must realize that, when changes in safety requirements occur, it’s always in the best interest of the worker. All injuries in the work place are preventable; there is no excuse for a worker to sustain an injury in modern construction.

The Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) and its National Framers Council (NFC) are pleased to announce confirmation of approval for a Susan Harwood Training Grant through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Susan Harwood Training Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations to help fund the development of training and education courses for workers and employers exposed to workplace safety and health hazards.

Here are some of our common strategies for building homes that are energy efficient but can also hold up well in a storm.

Insulated Concrete Forms from ZEGO Building Systemscan protect properties and people from the devastating effects of tornadoes, hurricanes, cyclones, strong winds and earthquakes.

Be it the dead of winter or the dog days of summer, it's always a good idea to make sure your home is air tight. Wasted energy is money lost. Infiltration is the culprit.

Yankton High School (YHS) offers its student opportunities to do hands-on construction work to give them a taste of that job profession. However, they rarely stray from working with traditional construction and stick-built homes.

As of July 2017, thirty states and the District of Columbia have adopted energy efficiency policies designed to lower the growth of electricity consumption by using electricity more efficiently.