To support those exposed to high temperatures during construction work, CPWR recently published two new checklists! The Overall Heat Illness Prevention Program Checklist helps employers create or improve their indoor and outdoor heat-related illness plans and the Daily Heat Illness Prevention Checklist helps management identify hazards and implement solutions on the job site.
Updates for Three Data Dashboards
In connection with this month’s Data Bulletin, CPWR’s Data Center has updated both the Construction Employment Trends and Construction Employment Projections dashboards. The first highlights employment trends by subsector, demographics, occupations, as well as showing the impact of the pandemic on the workforce. The second examines employment projections by state, subsector, and occupation. Also, the dashboard examining musculoskeletal disorders now covers 2011 to 2020 and breaks down the data by subsector and state.
Users Cite Value of Pre-Task Planning Checklist
Earlier this year CPWR published a Pre-Task Planning (PTP) Assessment Checklist to help practitioners evaluate and improve their PTP process. Based on research findings and input from industry experts, the checklist supports discussions about steps of work, hazards, and available controls. Responses have been very positive, as illustrated by this comment from a supervisor at an ENR 400 firm: “The guidance provided in the CPWR Checklist assists the crew supervisor in improving their plans and including the level of detail necessary to both ensure the work will be performed in a safe manner and provide enough detail to the craft performing the work.”
New Checklists Help Prevent Heat Injuries
To support those exposed to high temperatures during construction work, CPWR recently published two new checklists. The Overall Heat Illness Prevention Program Checklist helps employers create or improve their indoor and outdoor heat-related illness plans and the Daily Heat Illness Prevention Checklist helps management identify hazards and implement solutions on the job site. The checklists join our extensive collection of material – including Hazard Alert Cards, Toolbox Talks, and infographics – to improve safety for people working in the heat. Also, join today’s webinar (see below) with a representative from OSHA about its National Emphasis Program on preventing heat illness.
Preventing Dump Truck-related Injuries and Deaths During Construction – Guidance for Employers
Injuries from dump trucks led to the deaths of 809 construction and extraction workers from 2011 to 2020. Those operating dump trucks or working nearby are at risk of multiple hazards, including struck-by, tip-over from loss of vehicle control, crushing, electrical, and falls. This fact sheet from NIOSH gives employers and workers ways to recognize and avoid these hazards and prevent dump truck-related injuries and deaths at construction sites. Employers, contractors, and supervisors should take the lead in using these recommendations to help prevent dump truck-related deaths, injuries, and close calls.