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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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Skylights are Hazards Worth Protecting Against

By on May 26, 2017 in Construction |

Did you know that OSHA requires roofers and other construction workers to secure and protect skylights and open roofs? In spite of this construction sites continue to be plagued by fatal drops. Often workers falsely believe that plastic dome covers offer adequate protection. But these are often not strong enough to carry weight and prevent falling through. NIOSH...

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It’s Only Concrete…

By on Apr 26, 2017 in Construction |

As a contractor, concrete is one of those materials that is worked with pretty often. It’s easy to forget that you have to be careful when handling it. After all, cement is considered one of the safest building materials. It’s found in playgrounds, sidewalks, workplaces, and homes… But proper precautions have to be observed when working with concrete, otherwise it...

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Working Safely With Heavy Equipment

By on Mar 23, 2017 in Construction |

Have heavy equipment on a job site? Make it a safe to operate… Running heavy machinery on a construction site can lead to significant hazards. There are important techniques to bear in mind to keep a job site safe: Make sure that repairs to equipment are not started until the equipment is fully powered down. If refueling, you must be sure that engines are turned...

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