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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 the 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

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