In the construction industry, strains and sprains were the most frequently reported injury (28 percent of the total), and they caused workers to miss an average of 57 workdays.
Missouri, Alabama, Nebraska and New York advance design-build legislation.
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a nationwide injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing the final persuader rule, keeping it from taking effect July 1.
Effective Aug. 10, companies in high-hazard industries (including construction) with at least 20 employees must electronically submit injury and illness information, which OSHA will then post on its website.
ABC's 2016 Safety Performance Report documents how proactive safety practices can dramatically reduce recordable incidents up to 86 percent, making the best-performing companies 720 percent safer than the industry average.
The industry has just scratched the surface on drones’ capabilities, and contractors currently able to use them are pioneering the way.
Many U.S. construction industry leaders are approaching the age of 60 and above, with a recent study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers concluding that 33 percent of all construction firms will be transitioned during the next five years. While construction firm owners have vast knowledge in their trade niche, most have limited experience in the sale and divestiture of their own business interests.
While nonresidential construction spending growth struggles to maintain momentum, the balance of 2016 should prove a rewarding period for many construction companies. America’s consumer-led economic recovery remains in place, and construction backlog remains at elevated levels.
Savvy commercial construction executives already have adapted to an increasingly tech-forward and sustainability-focused world by creating buildings that seamlessly deliver WiFi connectivity and efficient heating, cooling and plumbing services.
Construction equipment manufacturers are at the ready with a fleet of technology-rich machines that will revolutionize how contractors work.