We Can "Design For Safety"

Safety in the construction industry has notoriously been considered to be a “Field Issue”. Most design firms have taken an arm’s length approach and have considered the method of construction to be left to the contractor. Design professionals are cautious about being involved in the means and methods of construction fearing liability. Through conversations with other design groups, there is also a perception engineering has very little impact on jobsite safety

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Complex Projects

Many times people are unaware of how well BlueScope Construction performs on complex projects. A recent complicated manufacturing facility for steel pipe for a German based company is an excellent example of our capabilities.

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Importance of Temporary Bracing

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigated 96 structural collapses during construction involving fatalities and injuries from 1990 to 2008.These incidents took the lives of 117 construction employees and caused injuries to another 235. The incidents occurred in a wide range of structures - steel, concrete and timber, high-rises and low-rises.

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Changing Behavior

When I recently analyzed all the major safety incidents we had in the last several fiscal years, my analysis showed that many times the injury was the result of a decision made by the individual who got hurt.

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What is it like...

What is it like to “hear” a hand? ……You have to be deaf to understand.

What is it like to be shouted at when one thinks that will help you to hear? Or misunderstand the words of a friend? …… You have to be deaf to understand.

Excerpt from Willard Madsen’s, You have to be Deaf to Understand.

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