Tag: safety

Duro-Last Retools to Manufacture PPE

July 31, 2020

Duro-Last Inc., Saginaw, MI, quickly retooled after the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus to manufacture medical personal protective equipment (PPE). Employees in engineering, sales, manufacturing, and research and development got together on March 20 and were manufacturing gown and mask designs a week later, they report. The company manufactures flexible thermoplastic roofing membranes, so retooling […]

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Miami-Dade Enhances ePermitting

June 01, 2020

The Miami-Dade County Building Department stepped up its online Roofing Permitting Application System to allow contractors to apply for permits  from the county’s Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources Construction, Permitting, & Building Code Division. The newest ePermitting System application made available during the COVID-19 pandemic allowed applications for installation of metal roof panels for […]

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Software Spots Social Distancing on the Job

June 01, 2020

Computer vision, paired with artificial intelligence (AI), has been in use on jobsites for a few years now, used to analyze safety hazards such as whether construction workers were wearing personal protection equipment (PPE) such as safety gloves and hardhats. Now AI vendor Smartvid.io is adding social distance monitoring to its software’s feature set. Within […]

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Grenfell Building After Fire

Remediation Lags on Buildings Constructed Like Grenfell Tower

January 03, 2020

Work to remediate buildings with similar cladding in the wake of the tragic Grenfell fire in June 2017 in London, England, has been “not as fast as I should like,” said U.K Prime Minister Boris Johnson, speaking to Parliament recently. He criticized, in particular, owners of buildings in the private sector, saying, “Too many building […]

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The Independent is Austin’s “Jenga Tower”

November 01, 2019

An Akron, Ohio, contractor has been sentenced to three years in prison and $303,152 in restitution after his employee fell three floors to his death without wearing the required fall protection. Jim Coon, owner of Jim Coon Construction, who also failed to provide workers’ compensation coverage, will pay the fine to the Ohio Bureau of […]

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