OSHA’s New Enforcement Policies for Coronavirus

As construction projects reopen across the country, OSHA is revising its standards to include guidelines for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. The revised guidelines were put in place to ensure construction companies institute the proper procedures to protect employees and customers. OSHA will be increasing the number of in-person inspections to workplaces of all kinds …

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Corrections to OSHA Fall Protection Standards

OSHA’s Personal Fall Protection System Standards were released last year, but contained some errors. Corrections took effect in December 2019. Some of the corrections included updating the gate strength of protective equipment like D-rings, carabiners and snaphooks. These items must be proof tested to a minimum tensile load of 3,600 pounds without any damage. Side …

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Saw Safety Refresh

Saws are one of the most common causes of injuries on construction sites. The National Institute of Heath reported over 30,000 table saw injuries last year. The medical costs resulting from these injuries were estimated to cost over $2 billion. Worse still is that many of the injuries to fingers and hands meant construction workers …

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Is Your Work Crew Protected from Lung Cancer?

The instances of lung cancer among construction workers are 50% higher than those of the general population. In a study by the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) and Duke University, researches found that around a fifth of lung cancer in construction workers was caused by hazardous materials on building sites. There are many …

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The Real Cost of Workplace Injuries

We get it, creating a safe jobsite takes time and money and often you just need to get the job done. Sticking to regulations about working at height or putting in the kinds of safety measures that many of your employees see as unnecessary may tempt you into taking shortcuts on your construction jobsite. Unfortunately, accidents happen and when they do, your negligence may cost you a fortune.

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Scaffolding Safety Tips

Not practicing good scaffolding safety protocols can result in damage to property and equipment and, more importantly, injuries to workers. Always keep up to date on code and safety requirements and ensure that scaffolding safety protocols are followed so your jobsite is safe for you and your crew.

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Earthquake Survival Guide

Each year, the US averages around 20,000 earthquakes or around 55 a day. 42 States are currently at risk of a major earthquake. Here are a few tips to being ready for any eventuality. Be sure to discuss the best response options with your family too.

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