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Health Hazards of Asbestos

The presence of asbestos in buildings 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 the risk to their employees from exposure to asbestos. What is Asbestos? Asbestos is the name given to a group of naturally occurring mineral fibers

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Covid-19 and What Employers Need to Know

Why is this Important? We are in unchartered territory with the response to this pandemic of COVID-19, also referred to as coronavirus, sweeping the world right now. While activities are being cancelled, people are practicing “social distancing” of at least 6 feet, and parts of the world are on lock-down, many employers are having employees

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Electrical Hazards on the Job Site

When workers can accurately identify potential electrical hazards, the risk of electrocution diminishes. However, when there are improper training and a lack of experience, mistakes are far more likely to occur. Construction workers make up 52% of workers who have died from electrocution.  Therefore, it is essential to train workers adequately to prevent further accidental

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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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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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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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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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