Tag: construction

Ask the Expert: Using Construction Technology to Ensure Safety

In our latest installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by KPA, we hear from Taylor Thorn, Senior Product Director, KPA, about how safety technologies influence EHS professionals and their work. Q: What’s your background? I’ve spent the last 15 years in technology, focusing much of that time on the construction market. My first […]

Faces of EHS: Cameron Strother on Bridging the Knowledge Gap

Cameron Strother serves as a senior EHS manager at Skanska, one of the largest construction and development companies in the U.S. The 17-year EHS veteran emphasizes the need for industry recruitment and training, especially with construction and other skilled trades facing a labor shortage. Strother joined Skanska two years ago, and he’s currently on a […]

NIOSH Looks at Homecare Worker Injuries

Over a five-year period (2015 to 2020), 117,000 homecare workers were treated in emergency departments for work-related injuries, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced February 6 in the latest edition of its eNews publication. The recently completed research found that nearly all injured workers (93%) were female. Home health and personal […]

Faces of EHS: Ahmed Al-Bayati on Construction and Prevention Through Design

Dr. Ahmed Al-Bayati is the founding director of the Construction Safety Research Center (CSRC) and an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Lawrence Technological University. He conducts research on construction safety, including safety culture and incident investigation, as well as underground utility management, to optimize the construction process and reduce occupational injuries and […]

Safety Groups Honor Port of Portland’s Prevention Efforts

The Port of Portland received the third annual Prevention through Design (PtD) Award at the National Safety Council’s (NSC) Safety Congress & Expo in New Orleans, the NSC announced October 23. The Port of Portland, which operates Portland International Airport, was recognized for an integrated safety design process used during the airport’s Parking and Rental […]

Faces of EHS: Devon Gawlik on Construction and Building Relationships

Devon Gawlik was originally an intern with Skanska during college. He started his full-time career with Skanska in the summer of 2017 as a safety coordinator in the Seattle office. He worked on several projects with his mentor to learn the ropes and develop his skills. Prior to working with Skanska, he did not have […]

Faces of EHS: Waldorf Nelson on Relationships and Heat Safety

Waldorf Nelson originally started his career in construction in 2002 as a structural ironworker with Local Union 263 in the DFW. He stayed there for 14 years, and after seeing several senseless injuries over time, the safety career path began to grab his attention. He was approached to take on the safety manager role while […]

OSHA Proposes Revisions to Construction PPE Rule

On July 20, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed revising the agency’s construction industry personal protective equipment (PPE) standard to require that PPE properly fit affected employees (88 Fed. Reg. 46706). OSHA’s general industry and maritime PPE standards explicitly require that PPE fit properly, according to the agency, and the proposal would clarify […]

Faces of EHS: Jamie Dabbs on Construction and Being Prepared

Jamie Dabbs attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Safety and Health. He secured an internship with the Noble Foundation in Ardmore, Oklahoma, and then he obtained a position working as a safety manager within a manufacturing plant in Oklahoma City. Realizing that he wanted to broaden […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Catch Me Now I’m Falling

Fall protection is a major concern for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which recently unveiled a National Emphasis Program focused on preventing falls from height across all industries. The latest Song of the Week features a classic Kinks track from 1979, “Catch Me Now I’m Falling,” that focuses on falls, albeit from a […]