"Safety first!" It's an easy mantra, but too often, too many in the construction industry fail to live up to that standard. Construction industry safety expert Matt Murphy says one of the biggest issues–and the biggest reason for OSHA violation citations–is fall protection.
Reliable, safe building performance is predicated upon accurate design properties, engineering precision, an understanding of the raw material engineering considerations needed for successful application or installation, and a skilled labor force.
On Jan. 7, the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) released a report outlining three key priorities for the building industry: the next generation of the labor force, resilient design, and code enforcement.