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Get up, Stand down

Falls happen. They don’t need to. Join groups nationwide this week for National Safety Stand-Down week. It takes three easy steps: plan, provide, train. Plan on it Plan ahead to get the job done safely. We all know to “measure twice, cut once”. The same goes for safety planning. If you know what the job […]

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Protecting Workers from Heat Stress

Protecting Workers from Heat Stress Heat Illness Exposure to heat can cause illness and death. The most serious heat illness is heat stroke. Other heat illnesses, such as heat exhaustion, heat cramps and heat rash, should also be avoided. There are precautions your employer should take any time temperatures are high and the job involves physical work. […]

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Ladder and Stairway Safety

Stairways and ladders are a major source of injuries and fatalities among construction workers. OSHA estimates that there are 24,882 injuries and as many as 36 fatalities per year due to falls from stairways and ladders used in construction. Nearly half of these injuries are serious enough to require time off the job–11,570 lost workday […]

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Prevent Back Strains and Sprains

Various studies have shown that the construction trades have a higher incidence of back injuries and muscle strains than many other occupations.  Lifting a weight that is too heavy, lifting in an awkward position, twisting your body when lifting or doing excessively heavy work are all common causes of low back problems. Always use proper […]

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Fire Extinguisher Awareness

All fires can be very dangerous and life- threatening.  Your safety should always be your primary concern when attempting to fight a fire.  There are five classes of fire extinguishers labeled with standard letters and symbols for the classes of fires that they can put out. Class A – Ordinary combustibles – is made of […]

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