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Do You Know Your Construction Weather Forecast?

Posted by Steve Mansell on July 14, 2018

Construction sites lose billions of dollars because of weather delays and damages. Severe weather also puts workers in danger. In 2015, a crew was working in between rain showers to install a roof when one of the workers was fatally struck by lightning. This entire incident…

What Can You Do to Help Prevent Excavation Site Accidents?

Posted by Steve Mansell on July 12, 2018

You know construction sites can be dangerous, but did you know that excavations are one of the most hazardous construction site operations? Between 2000 and 2006, more than 270 construction workers died in excavation and trenching cave-ins, according to data from the US Bureau…

How Can Construction Workers Prevent Heat Stroke During the Summer?

Posted by Steve Mansell on July 10, 2018

The summer heat can be detrimental to many people, especially construction workers. The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not have specific standards about occupational heat exposure, but workers’ rights do state that working conditions must…

New York City’s New Construction Safety Requirements to Decrease and Prevent Fatalities

Posted by Steve Mansell on July 6, 2018

Construction safety should be the number one concern for every worker and project manager. According to the United States Department of Labor, there were over 600 fatalities at construction sites in 2016. In addition, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)…

Do I Need Construction Site Security Cameras?

Posted by Steve Mansell on June 21, 2018

As a property manager or site manager, you may ask yourself if you need construction site security cameras. Before you answer, consider this: between $300 million and $1 billion of construction equipment is stolen each year. Stolen goods must be replaced, which only increases…

Added Benefits of a Security Camera System for Construction Sites

Posted by Steve Mansell on June 19, 2018

It’s true that UCIT can increase the overall security of your construction site by deterring and preventing criminal activity such as trespassing, property damage and theft. When you partner with UCIT, however, you get much more than just video surveillance. You get a truly…

Construction Worker Quits After Safety Concerns Aren’t Adequately Addressed

Posted by Steve Mansell on June 14, 2018

The construction industry is notorious for being a dangerous field, so it’s only natural that safety is a big concern. It’s the company’s responsibility to give their contractors and workers a safe environment in which to work, but what happens when they feel like their needs…

Fire Breaks Out on a Construction Site - Property Damage

Posted by Steve Mansell on May 30, 2018

This month’s focus: Property Damage Read the full newsletter Inevitably, your construction site will experience damage. Whether the cause is intentional like vandalism, neglect as in human error, or natural phenomena in the form of a hurricane or tornado, the result can be…