View as Webpage | October 25, 2018
THE SCAFFOLDER
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OSHA REVEALS ITS ANNUAL TOP 10 LIST OF VIOLATIONS
OSHA announced its Top 10 list of workplace safety violations this week during a session at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo. Read the full article here .

  1. Fall Protection
  2. Hazard Communication
  3. Scaffolding
  4. Respiratory Protection
  5. Lockout/Tagout
  6. Ladders
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks
  8. Fall Protection
  9. Machine Guarding
  10. Eye and Face Protection
AI POISED TO REVOLUTIONIZE THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
Artificial Intelligence (AI) could just be the juggernaut that shakes up the construction industry and pushes it forward into the next century.

It's no secret that the industry lags when it comes to adopting the latest technologies that could help increase productivity on job sites and drive project completion.

The use of AI in construction – where details are key and even the smallest mistakes can lead to loss of time, money, and life – can eliminate most common errors and reduce the potential for risk.

When incorporated into projects, AI can boost productivity and cut construction times in half all while improving site safety and outdated processes.

Read the full article here .
WORKPLACE SAFETY: STILL ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
The National Safety Council (NSC) has added a new section for workplace statistics to its online database , which provides injury facts, worker details, and timelines used to determine why and how injuries and fatalities occur.

The construction industry, unfortunately, continues to lead the category for most workers fatalities, proving that there is still room for improvement when it comes to safety in the workplace.

Read the full article here .
NEW WHITE PAPER RECOMMENDS REDESIGN OF SAFETY TRIANGLE
While safety in the workplace has experienced tremendous gains, worker fatalities are at an eight-year high.

A new white paper from the Campbell Institute recommends an update to the classic safety triangle that would shift the focus from "fixing the worker" to eliminating human error. Read the full article here .

Download the white paper .
UPCOMING OSHA WEBINAR FOCUSES ON SAFETY PROGRAMS
The Occupational Health & Safety Academy is hosting a webinar on building a successful contractor safety program.

In this free webinar, scheduled for November 8, you'll learn what type of data to incorporate into your program, how to identify opportunities for improvement, and best practices for getting your program off the ground.
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Click on the calendar above for a direct link to the most current SAIA events. New events added this week include:

November 16, 2018 | Durham, NC

(at IWCA Annual Convention)
February 10, 2019 | San Diego, CA
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