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Equal Opportunities Commission publishes guide to help tackle harrassment in the construction industry
Requiring plans to address harassment in contract bids and providing an anonymous hotline to receive complaints for all onsite workers cited as examples of good practice by EEOC

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Can technology make construction safer?
Experts discuss solutions digital tech can bring to mitigate risk on the jobsite
The right fit: Why PPE needs to be more inclusive
Society of Women Engineers survey reports only 4% of respondents able to acquire perfectly fitting PPE
Data insights, on-site safety key to Volvo CE’s ‘Connected Map’ trials
Volvo CE’s new software is equipping customers with real-time data
5 major global science facility builds running behind schedule
US reveals five major facility projects looking down schedule increases
UK construction company hit with huge fine after worker’s death
UK-based construction contractor BAM Nuttall has been ordered to pay a fine of nearly £2.4 million (US$3.1 million) after the death of a worker in 2017
Pakistan secures US$1bn loan for hydropower project
Pakistan receives $1 billion loan from the World Bank to start hydropower plant
Volvo CE declares success in UAE with electric wheel loader
Volve CE said its electric loader ‘shined’ in UAE trial
Contractor fined after driver killed by collapsed piling rig
UK-based engineering and groundworks contractor receives £233,000 fine after piling rig collapse death
OSHA investigating fall from scaffold fatality
One worker killed, another seriously injured, after falling 9 stories from scaffolding on Chicago jobsite
Why are mini excavators still increasing in popularity and who’s buying them?
Catrin Jones takes a look at some of the newest developments and what is next for the well-loved compact machine
Seven hospitalised in Bouygues UK construction site fire
Fire crews rescue worker from tower crane to avoid construction site blaze in East London
US college and 3D-printing firm offer online course
A college and 3D-printing company are teaming up to teach the trade
Japan’s construction skills shortage threatens to overshadow Expo 2025
Japan’s construction skills shortage is one of the worst in the world and is threatening to delay progress on the country’s Expo 2025 site.
‘It’s got to stop’: US contractors demand action to make highway workers safer
Michael Alford knows the dangers that speeding and distracted drivers can pose to highways workers only too well
Why construction is training record numbers of mental health first aiders
Can mental health first aiders effectively help colleagues in crisis?
Brendan Bechtel: Construction’s suicide rate is ‘a shameful statistic’
The high rate of suicide in the construction industry is a ‘shameful statistic’ but the stigma around it is finally being broken down
South Africa building collapse death toll rises to 32
A total of 32 people, thought to be construction workers, have now been confirmed dead following a building collapse in South Africa
10 new ‘megaprojects’ certified by US Department of Labor
A look at new megaprojects approved and funded by the US government
Wired differently: Harnessing neurodiverse talent in construction
What skills can people with autism, dyslexia and ADHD bring to the construction sector?
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