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Robotic Arms and Powered Exosuit Take the Load Off

Robots made for the construction industry are often pushed as a way to reduce the labor costs of simple, predictable work. But the team at Sarcos Robotics is taking a different tack. “Unlike other robotics companies focused on doing repetitive tasks better,

Bolstering Energy Efficiency Would Produce Significant Health Benefits, ACEE Study Says

Strengthening energy efficiency standards by an achievable 15% would reduce heart attacks, respiratory disease, asthma attacks, and premature death, according to a new study by the American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy (ACEEE). More energy

These Sensors Can Expedite Jobsite Evacuations

Triax Technologies has released what the company says is the first real-time construction-specific alert system for jobsite evacuations. Dubbed Spot-r EvacTag, the device is integrated with Triax’s proprietary network and a wearable clip. It emits a

OSHA Penalties for Violations Increase

As of the first of the year, civil penalties for violations of OSHA standards and regulations were increased to adjust for inflation. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor increased civil penalties for a variety of regulated areas, such as Immigration, Child

What VA’s and OR’s new licensing laws mean for contractors

Licensing requirements can vary across states and municipalities, including bond policies. In Florida, the state formerly mandated that contractors demonstrate a minimum net worth. The state now requires them to obtain a licensing bond in the amount of

You Can Fix Internal Skills Gaps — But You Have to Find Them First

From customer complaints to repeated injuries, the difference between a well-trained employee and one who isn’t can cost your business dearly. Bridging these training gaps is critical to employee and employer success, and identifying them correctly is

OSHA renews commitment to safe workplaces for women construction workers

OSHA previously launched a webpage dedicated to promoting the safety of women construction workers and laying out the unique challenges women may face on the jobsite. One major concern is PPE — notably, making sure that there is safety equipment

AI Helping Reduce Worker Wear-and-Tear Injuries

University of Waterloo researchers in Ontario, Canada, are using artificial intelligence (AI) to gain insight as to how skilled construction workers can reduce wear-and-tear injuries, according to Studies using motion sensors and AI found