As an experienced safety consultant, I have investigated many serious injuries and deaths at construction sites over the past 39 years. The United States Department of Labor reports that the fatal injury rate for the construction industry is highest of all industries in the nation. Out of 4,386 worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2014, 899 or 20.5% were in construction i.e., one in five worker deaths were in construction. Read More
The recent record rain fall in South Carolina is estimated to have caused over a billion dollars of damage to homes, business and infrastructure. Damage assessments of structures, machinery and equipment are underway. While much is damaged beyond repair, a lot can be salvaged with proper timely attention. Read More
When a worker is badly injured on a construction site, adjusters or investigators are often hired to determine pursuit or defense of a subrogation case. This slideshow gives an overview of several real-world investigations and helps viewers understand some of the issues involved in construction related subrogatable incidents. Read More
Back when I first started in the safety field in the 70’s it was not uncommon to see spray painting operations where there was no exhaust system and in others paint vapors were exhausted straight into the environment. Needless to say this was not good for our environment and also wasted a lot of paint. Read More
Congratulations to John Holecek, P.E., Senior Consulting Engineer with Warren who received notification earlier this year on successfully passing the Control System Engineer PE test and now holds a CSE License.