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…

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…