Third Annual Trench Safety Stand Down
This week, June 18-23, is the Trench Safety Stand Down, sponsored by the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) and the North American Excavation Shoring Association (NAXSA), and supported by the Occupational Safety and Health Association.
Road Work Ahead: Are You Following Safety Protocols?
When it comes to traffic work zones, drivers, passengers and construction workers are all at risk. In 2016, there were 143 worker fatalities on road construction sites and 635 driver and passenger fatalities in work zones, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, respectively.
Creating and Maintaining a Substance Abuse-free Workplace
The U.S. construction market is the second largest in the world, employing over 8 million workers with private construction, and spending over $687 billion. Considering the critical impact the construction market has on the economy, businesses, employers, employees and the general public; creating and maintaining a drug-free workplace makes good business sense.
Back-Saving Tips for Lifting and Bending Safely
Do you know what one of the leading causes for missed work days is? Lifting and bending work-related injuries. If fact, they account for 34 percent of all work-related injuries each year. Most of these types of injuries are due to overexertion and gradual trauma of the back or shoulders from incorrect and unsafe lifting techniques.
Portable Heaters on Construction Jobsites
When colder months approach throughout the country, we begin to see various types of portable heaters on construction jobsites. While heaters can take many shapes and sizes, and use different types of fuel, they all come with many of the same hazards.
Protecting Workers from Cold Stress
Every winter, thousands of people die from exposure to frigid temperatures. Between 2006-2010, 63 percent of weather-related fatalities were due to cold exposure. People who work outdoors during the winter are especially at risk. Make sure your workers know the dangers of cold exposure and how to protect themselves from common cold illnesses.
Understanding Multi-Employer Worksites
Multi-employer worksites are encountered on a regular basis in the construction and manufacturing industries. You’ll find an abundance of reading materials and definitions on this topic, so this blog is to help simplify the standard to a more understandable discussion. We’ll focus on construction jobsites – although the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Multi-Employer Policy applies to all workplaces where multiple employers are working at one location.