Scaffolding Safety

Scaffolding Safety

It’s a terrible thing to realize that hardly a workday goes by without a construction worker falling off a scaffold to his or her death. And those who survive scaffold falls are often crippled for the remainder of their life. These tragedies…
Hazard Communication and OSHA

Hazard Communication Tips

If you have the potential of exposure to chemicals at work, your employer must provide training and meet other requirements of the hazard communication standard. The following are some ways you can protect yourself at work. When in doubt,…
Hazard Communication and OSHA

Understanding the Hazard Communication Standard

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This update to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) will provide a common and coherent approach…
Protecting Workers From the Hazards of Abrasive Blasting

Protecting Workers From the Hazards of Abrasive Blasting Materials Part 2

Part 2 - Protecting Workers Each abrasive blasting operation is unique, involving different surfaces, coatings, blast material, and working conditions. Before beginning work, employers should identify the hazards and assign a knowledgeable…
Protecting Workers From the Hazards of Abrasive Blasting

Protecting Workers From the Hazards of Abrasive Blasting Materials

Part 1 - Understanding Abrasive Blasting Each abrasive blasting job is different. Abrasive blasting uses compressed air or water to direct a high velocity stream of an abrasive material to clean an object or surface, remove burrs, apply a…
Hazard Communication and OSHA

Hazard Communication and OSHA

IMPORTANT! OSHA Standard 1926.59 The requirements applicable to construction work under this section are identical to those set forth at 1910.1200. All 1910 General Industry standards referenced in this article are also applicable to the construction…
Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping

Housekeeping on the job  Three of the top four reasons for fatalities on the jobsite are from falls, struck-by objects, or caught-in/between. One thing that has a connection to these hazards is good housekeeping at the jobsite. If there…
April 2019 Free Safety Meetings

February 2019 Free Safety Meetings

This month we have prepared safety meetings on the following topics: Avoiding Frostbite Cut Resistant Gloves - Why Not? Facility and Project Safety Orientation Ladder Hazards and Injuries Click here to download the full pdf…
Ladder Hazards and Injuries

Ladder Hazards and Injuries

Did you know that over 500 people will die this year in America from falls from ladders? Over 50% of those deaths happened to people who were carrying items while they climbed. Furthermore, if you fall off a ladder you will sustain a fracture…