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Heat Related Illnesses

Symptoms and First Aid Hot work environments can affect the body’s natural ability to handle heat which can lead to heat illness. Heat illness may appear in many different forms depending on its severity. When the body is unable to cool itself through perspiration, serious heat illnesses can occur. The most extreme heat-induced illnesses are

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Safety Hazards on a Construction Site

A construction site is prone to severe injuries if workers do not have the proper training and experience. However, if one is more aware of the potential hazards, it is easier to avoid and prepare for them. Top Risks on the Construction Site: Working from Heights Slips and Falls Electricity Moving Objects High Volume Noise

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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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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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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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