Construction Companies Can Do More to Improve Safety and Prevent Injuries and Deaths
By David Finkelstein of Construction Today.
Training workers to operate equipment and do hazardous jobs safely is the critical firststep. But it’s incomplete without the next logical step: having a simple, effective way to track and verify all worker training and OSHA certifications on the job site. Verifying each...
The American Society of Safety Professionals Foundation Releases Fatigue Report
By Dr. Lora Cavuoto and Dr. Fadel Megahed, Occupational Health & Safety.
Fatigue is a hidden danger in the workplace, but now we've tackled the measurement and modeling of fatigue through wearable sensors, incorporating big data analytics and safety engineering. The researchers noted that ankles and feet, the lower back...
5 Ways Design is Transforming Behavioral Healthcare
Written by Kari Thorsen, NCIDQ, LEED AP, PRINCIPAL, ZGF for Building Design + Construction.
Despite these overwhelming statistics, the negative stigmas associated with mental illness, combined with a scarcity of clinicians and facilities, resulted in over half of those with behavioral health conditions forgoing treatment...
Construction Costs and How to Manage Them
by Building Dialogue, Colorado Real Estate Journal
Since the economy rebounded from the Great Recession, rising construction costs have become a hot topic in the real estate community. There are lots of ways to approach managing construction costs. Some prefer hard bids. Some companies and owner’s representatives see...
Net Zero Construction Trailer Brings Health and Wellness to the Jobsite
Article by David Malone, Associate Editor, Building Design & Construction.
The AEC industry has gone all in on sustainability, energy efficiency, and occupant health and wellness. These elements are woven into the fabric of just about every new building, including AEC firms’ own offices. Net Zero Jobsite Trailer is...
Technology's Critical Place in Construction in 2019
Reporter, Laurie Cowin Construction Dive.
Construction has been slow compared to other industries to adopt technology, but it’s starting to catch up as technology gets more sophisticated to accommodate the industry’s unique needs. The automation you implement can be a bit more simple because the task is repetitive....
Administrator wants Workers' Comp Rates to be Cut by 20%
Article by Jay Miller, Crain's Cleveland Business.
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) is proposing a 20% reduction in the average premium rate it charges private employers.
BWC Administrator/CEO Stephanie McCloud said in a news release said the cut is possible because of fewer workplace injuries and falling...
Sewer District Presents Solutions for Big Creek Parkway Flooding
By Beth Mlady, Special to cleveland.com.
Middleburg residents attended the Jan. 14 Streets Committee meeting and heard how they might finally get relief from basement and backyard flooding that has plagued them for years. For all the problem areas, we tried to come up with a minimum of two alternatives for what it would...
Administrator wants Workers' Comp Rates to be cut by 20%
By Jay Miller, Crain's Cleveland Business.
Treasury Issues Final “Pass-Through Deduction” Regulations
From the The U.S. Department of the Treasury
On Jan. 18, the Treasury Department issued final regulations on the “Section 199A deduction” (often called the pass-through business deduction or the qualified business income deduction). The deduction, which provided tax relief for construction firms organized as...