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New Construction Safety Helmets Coming

By on Sep 16, 2017 in Construction |

Hard hats have long been a staple safety item for the construction industry. For years, builders and tradespeople have relied on traditional construction hard hats to keep them safe – but things are changing. Bloomberg BNA recently released a report highlighting an increased interest in new, high-tech construction safety gear. More construction companies are...

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Helping Construction Workers Beat The Heat

By on Aug 30, 2017 in Construction |

During the hot summer months, construction moves into overdrive. Workers in this industry are grateful for the work… and may be quietly struggling with the heat. If they’re not careful in hot weather, construction workers can suffer dehydration, muscle pain, and heat stroke. That’s for starters. To help out, here are some tips by Mike Flynn a health and safety...

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Dealing With Suspension Trauma

By on Jul 28, 2017 in Construction |

Envision this situation: A building employee is changing shingles on the roof covering of a two-story house 20 feet over ground. He loses his ground as well as slides, diminishing the roof covering. He’s using a fall-arrest system, and also consequently is saved from fatality. Yet he’s not unharmed yet. This worker can potentially experience orthostatic intolerance–...

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Diesel Exhaust Dangers

By on Jul 12, 2017 in Construction |

Equipment that runs on diesel is quite common in a number of industries. This includes construction sites, mining, farming, maritime and several other such sectors. Workers in these areas are exposed to a great deal of carcinogen exhausts from such machinery. This is typically in the case where machines are not properly handled and maintained. Emissions from such...

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The Hazards of Scaffolding

By on Jul 5, 2017 in Construction |

Structure scaffolding for work projects could provide many serious threats to employees. Inning accordance with OSHA, injuries connected to scaffolds include falls, tip-overs, being struck by falling tools, and entering contact with energized high-voltage line. To ideal stay secure while building as well as using scaffolding, OSHA recommends a selection of tips:...

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Dealing With Lead Exposure in Construction

By on Jun 6, 2017 in Construction |

Due to its low cost and stability, lead was commonly used in construction and plumbing until the late 19th century. As a result, this heavy metal is still found in buildings and construction sites, especially in demolition, salvage, renovation, and even cleaning. The dangers of lead exposure and poisoning are well known and it’s important to protect workers from...

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