Residential v. Commercial Fall Protection-Case Examples

Every construction site can house a variety of fall protection hazards, no matter the size or scope of the project. However, as discussed in parts one and two of this series, there are unique regulations and differences in residential construction compared to commercial construction. But beyond the studies and research papers, there are real world…


Residential Construction Faces Unique Safety Hurdles

Aside from the obvious dangers such as falling and working around heavy machinery, there are other non-direct factors to consider when gauging the safety of residential construction. Last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed more than $1.5 million in penalties toward a roofing company in Florida, Great White Construction Inc., after OSHA…


Dangerous Stairways Can Lead to Falls and Even Fatalities

According to the National Safety Council statistics, falls are the second leading cause of accidents in the U.S., second only to motor vehicle accidents. While many falls occur as the result of a “slippery” floor, many falls also occur on stairways, both within the home and in commercial locations. While a typical stairway may seem…


Lightweight Building Materials

Lightweight building materials in the news. Dorchester building fire could have been fueled by wooden construction, read more at the Boston Globe. Also watch this video of Dave Doddridge giving an expert demonstration of how fast lightweight building materials burn.