Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Smart Concrete
DEC 26, 2017 construction
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Smart Concrete Recent research and development have led to interesting results in the concrete world. The world’s most common construction material may be on the verge of a revolutionary change: smart concrete that can actually heal itself. Read More
Portable Heaters on Construction Jobsites
DEC 18, 2017 construction
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. Read More
Signal Your Way to Safety: What to Know About Crane Operations and Signals
DEC 14, 2017 construction
Signal Your Way to Safety: What to Know About Crane Operations and Signals Fatalities from crane accidents are increasing every year, and it is your responsibility to protect your workers from these avoidable tragedies. Properly inspecting the crane at your worksite before use is only half the battle, it is equally important that you and your workers are aware of crane operations and hand signals. Knowing these important protocols can help your workers safely operate and work around a crane in use. Read More
Protecting Workers from Cold Stress
DEC 11, 2017 construction
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.
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Understanding Multi-Employer Worksites
DEC 07, 2017 Dave Galbraith, AVP Loss Control construction
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. Read More
Scaffolding Hazards
NOV 03, 2017 construction
Scaffolding Hazards Scaffolding is common on more than 65 percent of worksites; each year nearly 2.3 million construction workers will use a scaffold. Almost all scaffolding injuries and fatalities are caused by the scaffold giving out, the worker slipping or the worker being struck by an object. Scaffolding hazards are serious, causing roughly 4,500 injuries and 60 deaths per year. Protect your workers by knowing the hazards and how to prevent them. Read More
Aerial Lift Safety
OCT 24, 2017 construction
Aerial Lift Safety Working with heights and operating machinery are both dangerous duties for your workers, but when these tasks are done simultaneously, the risk for injury or death doubles. To maintain the safety of your workers, you need to recognize the unique hazards aerial lifts pose. Keep your workers safe by remaining aware of the proper uses of aerial lifts, as well as the possible dangers you may face if you violate them. Read More
Mold Prevention and Cleanup After a Hurricane After a hurricane, the likelihood of mold contamination in your building is high, and excessive mold exposure may lead to several health problems. When returning to your business after a major storm, it is important to consider the dangers that come with floodwater. When the water recedes, it leaves behind bacteria that is a serious threat to health. Read More
OSHA's Top Ten Violations of 2017
OCT 09, 2017 construction, healthcare, manufacturing
OSHA's Top Ten Violations of 2017 Do you know which Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations are the most commonly cited? Recognizing common violations can help you plan and improve your company’s safety practices. Read More
Crane Safety — Inspection Comes First
OCT 05, 2017 construction
Crane Safety — Inspection Comes First

We know cranes are fundamental to construction; they move, hoist and lift substantially heavy loads. But, as one of the largest pieces of equipment on any worksite, cranes need to be paid particular attention to in regards to safety, maintenance and usage. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, from 1997-2006, crane accidents were the cause of 818 fatalities. As an employer, it is your responsibility to properly maintain and inspect the cranes on your worksite and inform your employees about crane safety.

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