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,…

Scaffolding Safety

Many types of scaffolding exist in today’s market. Scaffolding is a convenient way to accomplish many types of work. Since there are so many different types of scaffolding available, it is important that you are trained in and are familiar…

Roofing Safety

Roofers all around America represents for almost 2/3 of all construction industry accidents. OSHA requires that all workers doing work 6 feet or higher to wear 100% fall protection at all times. Depending on your company’s policies, you…

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…