Work Zone Safety

According to The National Work Zone Safety Information Clearing-house during 2012 there were 39 work zone fatalities in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana combined. Employees being struck by vehicles or mobile equipment lead to numerous work zone fatalities…

Wood Dust Safety

Did you know wood dust can become a potential health problem when particles from wood become airborne? These particles have the potential to cause allergic respiratory symptoms, mucosal and non-allergic respiratory symptoms, and in some cases…

Women in Construction

According to OSHA, The number of women employed in the U.S. construction industry grew substantially, by 81.3% from 1985 to 2007; however, due to a loss of over 2.5 million construction jobs from 2007 to 2010, there has been a sharp decline…

Winter Road Safety Kit Checklist

Better to be safe than sorry when winter weather strikes. Have a Winter Road Safety Kit in your automobile. The Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management and NOAA recommend the following in their Winter Road…

Winter Sun Safety

When faced with a hot, sunny day at the beach, most of us recognize the need for sunglasses and sunscreen. When faced with the same kind of day at work, most workers also recognize they need protection from the sun's harmful rays. But…

Winter Driving Safety

When it’s time to put the beach towels away, the convertible in the garage, and start breaking out the snow shovels and the winter clothes, it means it's also time to consider winter driving safety. After a wonderful long, hot summer, before…

Walking Working Surfaces

There are many things that make up this topic. Anytime we are at work we are on walking working surfaces. Housekeeping:  This is important for not only keeping a clean area, it also helps eliminate the chances for slips, trips, and falls. Clean…

Trenching and Excavation Hazards

Trenching and Excavation hazards exist on most construction projects at one time or another. What this means to construction workers is, that you may or may not be involved in this activity, but still may be exposed to it and all of the hazards…

Spill Prevention and Response

Construction sites all across America always has some sort of activity, that could potentially cause a spill. From refueling heavy equipment, hydraulic lines breaking under pressure, leaky engines and transmissions, leaky fuel lines or filters,…