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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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Abrasive blowing: Manage the threats

By on Mar 8, 2017 in Construction |

Abrasive blasting is an important method in construction to handle a number of tasks: Preparing a surface for paint, applying a texture, or for cleaning surfaces. While a time-efficient method it comes with serious risks to worker safety. One problem with abrasive blasting is that it is loud. OSHA says it can lead to “significant” hearing loss for individuals...

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Abrasive blowing: Manage the threats

By on Mar 8, 2017 in Construction |

Abrasive blasting is an important method in construction to handle a number of tasks: Preparing a surface for paint, applying a texture, or for cleaning surfaces. While a time-efficient method it comes with serious risks to worker safety. One problem with abrasive blasting is that it is loud. OSHA says it can lead to “significant” hearing loss for individuals...

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Reduce Workers Comp Claims! Insist on Safe Ladder Practices…

By on Jan 6, 2017 in Construction |

Ladders are a fundamental tool in construction. They are so commonplace it is easy to forget they are potentially hazardous. When it comes to ladders, it’s up to construction company owners and leaders to set the safety tone. It starts by insisting that proper safety rules are followed to reduce the risk of worker injury. Think it’s no big deal? 81% of...

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Reduce Workers Comp Claims! Insist on Safe Ladder Practices…

By on Jan 6, 2017 in Construction |

Ladders are a fundamental tool in construction. They are so commonplace it is easy to forget they are potentially hazardous. When it comes to ladders, it’s up to construction company owners and leaders to set the safety tone. It starts by insisting that proper safety rules are followed to reduce the risk of worker injury. Think it’s no big deal? 81% of...

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Best of 2016: Are You Prepared for the DOL’s New Overtime Rule?

By on Dec 28, 2016 in Construction |

As of December 1, 2016, millions of additional American workers will be eligible for overtime pay. The new Department of Labor (DOL) rule, issued on May 18, raises the minimum salary an employee has to earn in order to qualify to be exempt from overtime pay to $47,476. It was previously set at $23,660. Any employee earning less than the minimum must be paid overtime...

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