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Environmental, Health & Safety

Environmental Compliance:

Over the years, project owners and local governments continue to place increasing emphasis on sustainable design and low-impact construction in order to minimize carbon/energy footprints. As environmental programs, such as the USGBC's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) or the GBI's Green Globes, secure stronger footholds within the federal and societal purview, construction teams must now objectively measure and certify that their efforts are, in fact, environmentally compliant.

 

In the Environmental Compliance sub-category of Construction Tools, Blue Collar Labs explores the technology products that are helping construction companies design, track and achieve “green” objectives while minimizing its impact to their bottom lines.

 

Health & Safety:

The first and number one rule for every construction company should be this: all workers go home in the same condition they arrived to the jobsite. No exceptions.

 

Despite being the #1 priority for any company, jobsite health and safety can still be incredibly difficult to control. Seemingly every year, safety regulation boards publish countless resources, materials, activities and signs for contractors to adhere; OSHA inspections, EM-385 guidelines, safety classes, safety plans, MSDSs, “Toolbox Talks,” jobsite orientation, JHAs/AHAs, SSHO requirements, “Competent Persons”, liability releases, to name a few. However, some of these documents merely make the contractor aware of the risk, not actively and directly eliminating the risk.

 

In the Health & Safety Compliance sub-category of Construction Tools, Blue Collar Labs explores the technology products that are helping construction companies (and their safety managers) mitigate and eliminate safety risks on the jobsite. 

 

The 2 sub-categories of Environment, Health & Safety include:

  1. Environmental Compliance: Tools that help teams design, track and certify green processes and goals;

  2. Health & Safety Compliance: Tools that help teams (including safety leads) mitigate and eliminate safety risks, establishing incident-free project sites

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