Safety Signs + Labels for Construction Sites

Construction worker at jobsite

3 min read Visual communication is essential for safety at any workplace. This is especially true for construction sites. This type of environment often has a variety of different activities going on throughout the area, which can make it very dangerous if people are not careful. Alerting people to what types of hazards exist in which areas is a great way to make sure that everyone is taking proper precautions, including wearing the right personal protection equipment, at …

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A Brief Introduction to Personal Protective Equipment

Worker wearing PPE

2 min read PPE includes goggles that prevent debris from entering the eye, hard hats that protect workers from falling objects, rubber gloves resistant to electric currents, and any other type of equipment or garment designed to be worn for protection. When other safety measures fail and a worker comes in contact with a hazard, PPE will be the last line of defense protecting the employee from harm. There is personal protective equipment for virtually every part of …

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New Fall Protection Website for Residential Construction Workers

House Being Built

3 min read Falls are the number one cause of fatal accidents in construction, with these deaths accounting for 36.9 percent of construction fatalities in 2013. Many of these deaths occur in residential construction, and beginning in 2010, OSHA began enforcing its fall protection standard for all residential construction sites, not just commercial construction sites (see 29 CFR 1926.501(b)(13)). To assist residential construction companies in achieving compliance with this standard, OSHA has published helpful guidance documents. To further educate contractors …

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Respiratory Protection – 5 Tips to Keep your Employees Healthy

Respiratory Protection Safety Sign

5 min read When looking at workplace safety on construction sites, most people focus on things like fall protection and avoiding objects being dropped from above. While these are certainly important hazards, they are not the only ones. On many construction job sites, one of the biggest types of hazards is actually breathing. This is because there is often a lot of chemicals, vapors, and other potentially toxic things that are in the air. In addition, saws and …

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Fall Prevention – 5 Reason why Prevention is better than Protection

Fall Prevention

4 min read One of the most common, and potentially most dangerous, types of accidents in most workplaces is related to falling. Whether this means falling down stairs, falling from great heights or just tripping and falling, it is important to make sure to take precautions in order to minimize this risk. Most facilities do a fairly good job with fall protection by using harnesses (such as the Miller Harnesses) and other safety devices to help catch people …

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Use Tools Safely

tools, hand tools

3 min read   Construction sites are filled with tools. Workers use hand tools like hammers, screwdrivers and wrenches all the time. They use power tools like drills and chainsaws on a regular basis, too. Tools may seem pretty straightforward, but you shouldn’t assume that everyone understands how to use tools properly and safely. (A recent survey even found many millennial workers don’t possess as much knowledge of tools as older workers.) When used improperly, tools can pose …

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Construction’s Fatal Four

fatal four, tractor

4 min read Construction sites pose many risks to employees ranging from contact with dangerous equipment to lifting heavy materials. It’s no surprise then that 19.3 percent of fatal workplace accidents in 2012 (806 of 4175) occurred in the construction industry. While fatal accidents can happen in a variety of situations, more than half of these accidents at construction sites fall into four main categories: falls (34.6 percent), struck by object (9.8 percent), electrocutions (8.1 percent) and caught-in/between (1.6 …

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