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Are you at Risk of Losing Your Hearing?

If you work on a construction site, chances are you have encountered multiple loud noises. In short bursts, these loud noises can cause little harm, but prolonged exposure can result in permanent hearing loss. When on the job site it is important that you take special care of your hearing. Once damaged, there is no

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Treating Burns on the Jobsite

It should be obvious that the job site can be a dangerous place. With the numerous amount of activities taking place at once, it should be no surprise that injuries can occur if people are not careful. One of the most dangerous injuries to occur on the job site are burns. When a fire breaks

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Worker Fatigue and How to Prevent It

With Spring around the corner, it is important to remember the hazards of working in warmer weather. Warmer weather means added potential of fatigue while out in the field. Fatigue is a state of mental and physical exhaustion, which can cause the involuntary shutdown of both one’s mind and body. Fatigue can lead to serious

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Keeping Safety as a Top Priority

Construction sites are hazardous. With so much going on simultaneously, construction workers must always be aware of their surroundings.  If they are not, a severe injury or even death could occur. In addition, construction workers are exposed to the elements and, at times, are required to work during rain, snow, heat, and cold. These environmental

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SILICA – The New Buzz Word Throughout The Construction Industry

I hope by now everyone who is reading this has already been put through the “scare” about SILICA. I will attempt to glean some of the key points for you without going into detail. Silica exposure can be dangerous however it can be reduced with proper equipment and control measures put in place. One of

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Focus Four Initiative

OSHA’s Focus Four Campaign addresses the four leading causes of fatal injuries in construction. For the past seven years (May 2011) OSHA has mandated that as a part of all OSHA 10 and 30-hour class the Focus Four topics are allotted a minimum of 4 hours for the 10-hour class and 6 hours for the

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Earthquake Preparedness

The primary dangers to workers result from: being struck by structural components or furnishings, inadequately secured stored materials, burns resulting from building fires resulting from gas leaks or electrical shorts, or exposure to chemicals released from stored or process chemicals. Many of the hazards to workers both during and following an earthquake are predictable and

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