Caught-Between Hazards

Why are caught-between hazards important? A caught in/under/between is an incident where a part of the worker’s body is squeezed, pinched or crushed in machinery. The employee has placed himself between a mobile and an immovable object;…

Green Construction

The terms green building and sustainable building are finding more use in construction activities, as well as the news media and trade journals. The terms have come from associations focused on the best use of resources to construct and maintain…

Gasoline Safety

Gasoline is so commonly used and easily obtained that people forget how dangerous it is. Consequently, many persons are killed or injured every year because of not handling gasoline safely. Keep in mind the points about gasoline safety that…

Frostbite

These frostbite resources can help you avoid a potentially devastating result. What is Frostbite?  Frostbite is the freezing of skin and damage to underlying blood vessels upon exposure to extreme cold. Frostbite occurs when skin and other…

Flying Objects

A carpenter asked his employer to pay for the damage done to his glass eye which was broken when a nail he had been driving flew up and struck it. When he was asked how he lost the eye in the first place he replied, "Oh, the same way, a flying…

Electrocution Hazards

THREE LEADING CATEGORIES Contact with overhead power lines was by far the leading category of on-the-job electrical death. The second leading category of electrical fatality involves workers coming in contact with wiring, transformers, or…

Distracted Driving

THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION’S (OSHA) TOP PRIORITY IS KEEPING WORKERS SAFE.: “When OSHA receives a credible complaint that an employer requires texting while driving or who organizes work so that texting is a practical…

Demolition Dust

Demolition dust has the potential to cause a myriad of health problems. Demolition site workers should be aware of the dangers that demolition dust presents and take the proper precautions. Let's take a look at why the dust is so harmful and…

Courtesy and Safe Driving

The ability to drive a motor vehicle with courtesy and consideration for pedestrians and other motorists is one sure sign of a professional driver. Do you consider yourself a safe driving pro? Or do you bulldoze your way through traffic; race…