Tagged: construction

Safety Tip of the Week – Working Safely on Scaffolding

Safety Tip of the Week – Working Safely on Scaffolding

Every year nearly 100 fatalities and 10,000 injuries occur on scaffolding across the country, despite numerous safety regulations aimed to prevent such incidents. The good news is, proper training can prevent almost all scaffold accidents. Scaffold hazards: Falls from elevation, due to lack of fall protection; Collapse of the scaffold,...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Confined Spaces in Construction

Weekly Safety Meeting – Confined Spaces in Construction

Confined spaces can present conditions that are immediately dangerous to workers if not properly identified, evaluated, tested, and controlled. OSHA has developed a new construction standard for Confined Spaces (29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA)— any space that meets the following three criteria: • Is large enough for a worker to...

Safety Tip of the Week – Confined Spaces in Construction

Safety Tip of the Week – Confined Spaces in Construction

Confined spaces can present conditions that are immediately dangerous to workers if not properly identified, evaluated, tested, and controlled. OSHA has developed a new construction standard for Confined Spaces (29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA) Safe Entry Requirements: The new Confined Spaces standard includes several requirements for safe entry. Preparation: Before...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Fall Protection

Weekly Safety Meeting – Fall Protection

 Fall Protection Falls are the second leading cause of occupational fatalities and disabling injuries in the United States. Each year, over 500 workers die in fall-related accidents and over 300,000 workers suffer a disabling injury. Most of these fatalities and disabling injuries, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety...

Safety Tip of the Week – Fall Protection

Safety Tip of the Week – Fall Protection

Fall Protection Falls are the second leading cause of occupational fatalities and disabling injuries in the United States. Each year, over 500 workers die in fall-related accidents and over 300,000 workers suffer a disabling injury. No work should proceed unless the necessary fall protection is in place. The use of...

Safety Tip of the Week – Workzone Traffic Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Workzone Traffic Safety

Workzone Traffic Safety Employees being struck by vehicles or mobile equipment on a construction job site leads to many work zone injuries and fatalities. Work zones are required to have traffic controls consisting in signs, cones, barrels and barriers. Drivers, employees on foot, and pedestrians must be able to see...

Weekly Safety Meeting –  Workzone Traffic Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Workzone Traffic Safety

Workzone Traffic Safety Employees being struck by vehicles or mobile equipment on a construction job site leads to many work zone injuries and fatalities. Work zones are required to have traffic controls consisting in signs, cones, barrels and barriers. Drivers, employees on foot, and pedestrians must be able to see...

Safety Tip of the Week – Electrical Safety For Construction

Safety Tip of the Week – Electrical Safety For Construction

Electrical Safety For Construction The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that each year, about 4,000 injuries associated with electric extension cords are treated in hospital emergency rooms. About half of the injuries involve fractures, lacerations, contusions, or sprains from people tripping over extension cords. CPSC also estimates that...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Electrical Safety For Construction

Weekly Safety Meeting – Electrical Safety For Construction

Electrical Safety For Construction It doesn’t take a lot of electricity to kill you. The amount of current needed to light an ordinary 60-watt light bulb is five times what can kill a person. Thus, all electrical equipment on construction sites is potentially deadly. Electrical hazards are doubly hazardous in...