Qatar: Take Urgent Action to Protect Construction Workers

Qatar: Take Urgent Action to Protect Construction Workers

Source: Human Rights Watch ExpandMigrant laborers work at a construction site at Aspire Zone in Doha, March 26, 2016. (Beirut) – Qatari authorities should adopt and enforce adequate restrictions on outdoor work to protect the lives of migrant construction workers who...
Avoiding the big pinch

Avoiding the big pinch

Author: Paul Dvorak / Source: Windpower Engineering & Development The general construction industry has plenty of horror stories of how employees are injured. Bolting tasks should be fairly benign but they are not. Hydraulic and electrically powered equipment...
Loss control rep visits cut lost-time injuries: Study

Loss control rep visits cut lost-time injuries: Study

Source: Business Insurance Visits by insurance loss prevention representatives to construction job sites can lead to fewer workplace injuries, according to a study by a Center for Construction Research and Training supported research team at the University of...
Construction job sites: the silent killer of immigrant workers

Construction job sites: the silent killer of immigrant workers

Author: Esther Yu Hsi Lee / Source: thinkprogress.org A worker guides a steel girder into place at a construction site on the West side of Manhattan, Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. CREDIT: AP Photo/Richard Drew The New York City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to...
Marijuana legalisation: Construction industry worried

Marijuana legalisation: Construction industry worried

Author: Marc Montgomery / Source: RCI | English Some experts say even having smoked marijuana the day beforecan affect performand is dangerous jobs like construction where things like balance, reflexes and judgement all come into play Photo Credit: Todd Korol/Reuters...