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Ontario launches construction site safety blitz

Monte McNaughton – Ontario’s Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development has announced workplace inspectors will begin a safety blitz focusing on construction sites throughout the province. During this blitz, inspectors will focus on personal protective equipment, including skin protection (such as gloves), face shields, eye protection, hearing protectors and high visibility clothing. Without such…

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An introduction to Women Into Construction

Women into Construction is an independent not-for-profit organisation that promotes gender equality in construction.  The Women into Construction Project (WiC) was developed at the Olympic Park to address the gender imbalance in construction. Seen originally as part of the legacy of the 2012 Olympics, it was felt that by increasing the numbers of women working in…

Working women in working men’s clothes

South Africa is seeing an increase in female workers in industrial environments as the traditional barriers of gender-specific roles are being broken down.  However, from a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) perspective, women are still pigeon-holed with the expectation that they should wear either male or unisex PPE.  There is a fundamental difference in the size…

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Environmentally friendly construction projects to be rated from 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Construction projects worth RM100mil and above will soon be given an environmental sustainability rating to encourage companies to think of designs that do less harm to the environment. This comes following the launch of the Sustainable Infrastructure Rating Tool (Sustainable Infrastar) by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB). The CIDB has also set…