Rodents, Snakes, and Insects in Work Zones

In many working environments avoiding rodents, snakes, and insects may be impossible. It is important to take proper precautions when there is potential for an exposure to rodents, snakes, and insects in work zones. Below you will find tips…

Resting in Construction

The construction industry tends to be a feast or famine segment of business. It all too often doesn't have enough work, or conversely, has too much work for the available personnel. For workers and employers, the lean times can contribute…

Preventing Heat Illness

One of the most common injuries among workers during the summer months is suffering from a heat-related illness. Workers who are exposed to extreme heat can develop potentially life threatening heat illnesses. Providing workers with the knowledge…

Workplace Amputations

The sources of workplace amputations involve numerous activities and equipment. Amputations are some of the most serious and debilitating workplace injuries. Amputations occur most often when workers operate unguarded or inadequately safeguarded…

Preventing Backovers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 70 workers died from backover incidents in 2011. These kinds of incidents can occur in many different ways. There are many solutions that can be implemented to prevent these types of incidents: Spotters:…

Pre-Planning for Cranes

Fatal Fact: Two workers outside Timken’s Faircrest steel mill in Perry Township were killed instantly early one Saturday afternoon when a massive piece of a crane fell on them. The two men were among a crew working at the new casting site…

Power Line Safety

Why are Power Lines so deadly? Contact with Power Lines is the leading cause of fatal electrical incidents while on the job. Approximately 133 workers are killed from contact with power lines, and of this total, half of the workers killed are…

Nail Gun Safety

Nail gun injuries are more common than one might think. Research has found that 2 out of 5 residential carpenter apprentices experienced a nail gun injury over a 4 year period. Most of these injures go unreported or not given medical attention.…

Lightning Safety

Typically, July marks the peaks in lightning activity. However, lightning can strike in any month and is dangerous and deadly. When you are faced with the threat of lightning it is vital to seek shelter in a substantial building with plumbing…