Tag: safety

Roofing Fatalities Up 15% in 2019

February 01, 2021

A report released by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in December of 2020 shows that the number of roofing fatalities reported in 2019 was up 15% from 2018. The National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries report showed that roofers accounted for 111 of 5,333 fatal on-the-job injuries in 2019. This rise is […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More