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31 Jan 2019

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 hazards make the construction site...
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14 Dec 2018

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 the main health effects of...
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13 Nov 2018

Why can’t we use power strips on the job site?

Several times every day as I go from job site to job site, no matter what part of the country I am in, I get asked this question, “Why can’t we use power strips on the job site?” To be very honest, the question gets asked only when I inform the worker or the supervisor that it has to be...
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5 Oct 2018

Learn How to Keep Your Workers Safe This Winter Season!

Winter approaches, and with it comes harsh cold environments that can become dangerous if the necessary precautions are not taken! Keeping your workers warm throughout this winter season is important in all cases, but those who work in a warehouse or outside entirely will need extra protection from the cold! Together, we will learn about things to look out for,...
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22 Jun 2018

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 30-hour class. The leading causes...
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22 Jun 2018

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 may be reduced through hazard...
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17 May 2014

Michaels: Safety training is key to health of all workers

By David Michaels June 5 was Michael White‘s third day at a new job loading garbage onto a disposal truck for Republic Services Inc., a big waste management company in Houston. The 31-year-old temporary worker had been assigned to work “the beast” – the hardest and heaviest of the Republic routes, requiring him to load 16 tons of garbage over a sweltering...
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