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The Dangers of Trench Foot

Trench foot occurs when an individual spending long periods of time in cold, wet, conditions. It is a type of tissue damage and can lead to swelling, pain, and other disturbances in the feet. If left untreated, trench foot can lead more serious injury to the skin, muscles, blood vessels, and nerves. Therefore, it is

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The Dangers of Cold Temperature

We have already touched on some of the hazards that come with Winter, which you can read more about here, but we must continue to do in-depth discussions about winter hazards. High winds are only one of the dangers that come with Winter, but the silent threat is the cold temperature. Both workers and employers need to understand

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Don’t Leave Safety Out in the Cold This Winter

With winter approaching fast, you should begin reviewing safety measures and making preparations to get your workplace ready for the elements! Begin to review safety tips with your employees and make sure they understand the threat winter weather brings. Employers and workers must be aware and cautious of dropping temperatures, wet/frozen surfaces, and higher winds

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Summer Safety Tips

With Summer fast approaching, you must remember, and you must remind your workers about the dangers of the Summer heat. Those who work outside must remain vigilant and aware of themselves and their coworkers to help prevent heatstroke and heat exhaustion. What is Heat Stroke? Heatstroke is a medical condition that occurs when the body

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Health Hazards of Asbestos

The presence of asbestos in building and automotive materials can be a hazard to lung health. Heavily regulated by OSHA and the EPA, it’s especially important for employers to reduce risk to their employees of exposure to asbestos. What is it? Asbestos is the name given to a group of naturally occurring mineral fibers chrysotile,

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Climbing the Ladder Rungs of Safety

For as commonplace ladders are, especially on the job site, they can quite dangerous if not used properly. The possibility of falling, especially on the job site, can leave any worker feeling uneasy before beginning to climb. Therefore, in order to maintain the safety of yourself and your fellow workers, it is important that ladder

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Falling, The Leading Cause of Deaths on The Job Site

There are plenty of safety hazards when it comes to the job site, but one of the leading causes of fatalities on the job site is due to workers falling.  With winter right around the corner, we feel there is no better time to review safety procedures when working from heights and how to prevent

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High Winds and the Danger They Present

With Winter right around the corner, we must discuss the dangers not only cold temperatures bring, but also about the dangers high winds present. High winds can cause serious injuries on the job site. Either by causing someone to slip or by knocking an object over, the possibilities are endless, unless proper procedures are put

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Saving Lives Through Safety Inspections

When it comes to working on a construction site, safety is one of the most important factors. Construction sites can be hazardous, and if regular inspections do not take place, they can be exponentially dangerous. Therefore, performing regularly scheduled safety inspections are a must for any jobsite. Why Safety  Inspections are Important First and foremost,

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Are you Experiencing Hearing Loss?

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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