When we think about hospitals, we usually view the hazards from the patient’s standpoint. Risk of infection or physician error are often the first things that come to mind when hospital safety is addressed. But hospital workers are also surprisingly vulnerable. The...read more
Falls are the number one cause of construction fatalities in the United States. In 2013 they accounted for more than 35% of worker deaths in the construction industry. Due to such a high-risk factor assigned to this area, OSHA has placed an extra emphasis on...read more
Because we do constantly without thinking, breathing isn’t something we naturally give much consideration to. But inhaling toxic substances can have serious effects on our health and life. Exposure to chemical substances can cause everything from irritation to...read more
Electricity is such an integral part of modern life that we don’t even think about it. We use it for everything, from personal grooming to cleaning our carpets. But electricity is dangerous if not properly contained, and it causes over 350 fatalities each year. How...read more
Construction work often involves trenching and excavation. Many common activities take workers below ground level, including pouring walls for a basement, burying underground utility lines, or installing a culvert. Working at depth requires added protections to...read more
As record-setting summer heat continues to usher in higher-than-average temperatures across the US, it's the time of year when workers are the most vulnerable to heat-related illness. In both indoor and outdoor work environments, elevated heat levels can overwhelm the...read more
A strong safety culture can’t happen without the support of management who lead and model safety. What does it mean to lead a safety culture? Here are 5 practical ways you can build a safety mindset in your management. As a company owner, share your passion for why...read more
In the construction industry, most workers spend the majority of the of the day outside. From roofing, to excavating, to framing, there are many jobs that require lengthy periods of time outdoors. With the summer months just around the corner, the sun's intensity is...read more
As high schools and colleges are starting to let out for the summer months, many young people will be trying to secure summer work. With the construction industry booming, there will be a number of companies looking to hire temporary workers to help during the busy...read more
On May 18th, 2018 OSHA announced a proposed rule that would have direct effect on crane operators and their employers. The proposed change would make the employer responsible for ensuring that workers operating cranes on a job site are qualified to operate that...read more
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