This week's roundup of Safety News You Need highlights how small construction firms can best communicate with workers about COVID-19; provides tips for improving ventilation for indoor construction sites; shares a study on the time of day construction injuries are more likely to occur; and offers ideas to help you prepare for the return of employees to the workplace.
- Many small construction firms struggle to gather and communicate safety and health information. A recent NIOSH science blog shares how you can help these firms improve their safety and health programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
- Proper ventilation is a key to providing good air flow on work sites and protecting worker health. Recent guidance from CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training, offers insight into how you can improve ventilation at indoor construction sites that don’t have working heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems. Read more
- Researchers at Oregon State University examined whether time of day affects the probability of construction injuries. The study found that workers who operate at night are more likely to experience severe injuries than those who work during the day. Read more
- As job sites around the country slowly reopen, employers must remember their obligation to provide a safe and healthy workplace. Keeping these key considerations in mind can help. Read more