Resting in Construction

According to the Bureau of Labor, construction work is one of the most dangerous types of work, as workers must spend long hours to accomplish manual labor or skilled tasks on construction sites. Overwork, stress, and inadequate rest can create…

Respiratory Protection

Respirators are used to protect workers against oxygen deficiency (below 19.5% by velum) and against hazardous materials which can cause diseases through inhalation. This includes smoke, mist, harmful dust gases, fogs, fumes, and sprays. The…

Preventing Heat Illness

Dehydration and exposure to high temperatures for long periods of time can cause heat illness. Outdoor workers, miners, construction workers, transportation workers, utility workers, landscapers, farmers, boiler room workers, and fire fighters…

Portable Ladder Safety

Falls from ladders is one of the most common hazards in the workplace and, particularly, in the construction industry. Portable ladders are one of the least stable tools used for working at heights. OSHA has specific requirements for the use…

Pinch Points

Pinch points are points in and around machines where there is a chance of an individual’s body part (finger, hands, other parts of body) becoming caught in either stationary or moving parts being severely injured. OSHA regulations cover the…

Narrow Frame Scaffolds

Narrow frame scaffolds are assembled platforms used in the construction industry. They are comfortable, easy to move, and safe to use with wider and deeper areas to work.  They can be used for painting, drywall installation, plastering, and…

Nail Gun Safety

Nail guns are tools that are most commonly used in residential construction businesses, the roofing industry, and siding businesses. They are powerful, fast, and easy to use tools that have essentially replaced hammers for nailing tasks. Improper…

Missing Ground Prongs

Electricity is a big part of modern life at home and at workplaces. One of the major electrical hazards is missing ground prongs from an electrical plug. This can cause electrocution. Power cords of electrical appliances and tools that have…

Machine Guarding

Machine parts at the workplace can cause severe injuries such as blindness, burns, and hand injuries. To prevent or control accidents when using machines they must be safe guarded. All general industry, construction, agriculture, etc. companies…