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How to avoid highway work zone injuries and deaths

Brian Ethridge - Aug 22, 2014

How to avoid highway work zone injuries and deaths

Serious injury and death is becoming an all-too-common occurrence for highway construction workers. Although workers aren’t always at fault, there are several preventable measures that can be taken to help reduce the risk of such a horrible and tragic accident. Here ...

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3 free safety apps available for use on the jobsite

Amy Materson - Jul 09, 2014

3 free safety apps available for use on the jobsite

Being an effective safety manager means more than just holding your obligatory toolbox talk and annual safety training meetings. Developing a proactive approach to safety is not only vital to protecting your workers and the company’s interest at large, it ...

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Prevent heat-related illness with knowledge and preparation

Patty Vaughan - Jul 04, 2014

Prevent heat-related illness with knowledge and preparation

Thousands of workers become ill each year due to heat exhaustion. In 2012 alone, there were 31 heat-related deaths and 4,120 heat-related illnesses. To help combat these numbers, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched its Campaign ...

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OSHA’s new safety training tool offers interactive experience

Patty Vaughan - Jun 20, 2014

OSHA’s new safety training tool offers interactive experience

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a tool to help with training exercises. Released at the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASCE) conference in Orlando, Florida, the interactive tool helps identify hazards in the workplace and was developed in ...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Engineering has second-highest fatality rate in construction

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 22, 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Engineering has second-highest fatality rate in construction

Construction Safety Day, which takes place Wednesday, is a good chance to brush up on safe practices. Though motorists do play a big role in highway construction site safety, it’s your responsibility as a worker to ensure you are following all ...

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ABC, NAM want OSHA to withdraw LOI allowing unions to represent nonunion employees

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 04, 2014

ABC, NAM want OSHA to withdraw LOI allowing unions to represent nonunion employees

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) General Counsel Maurice Baskin on February 4 told the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections that a February 21, 2013 letter of interpretation (LOI) from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) should be withdrawn. Baskin made the ...

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Prevent heat-related illness on the jobsite

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 22, 2013

Prevent heat-related illness on the jobsite

Our sister site, Total Landscape Care (TLC), has shared a list of eight ways to avoid heat-related illness, like heat stress, on the jobsite. The tips, provided by Cintas Corporation, include simple ways to stay cool like wearing lightweight clothes and ...

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Concrete Foundations Association makes alternate fall protection plan available for members

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 26, 2011

The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) member companies now have access to a model or draft alternate fall protection plan conforming to the requirements of OSHA 1926.502(k). This document details the recommended plan for companies delivering concrete foundations for projects identified as ...

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That has to be a safety violation

John Latta - May 04, 2011

We know the Obama administration wants to build bike paths and nature trails and the like, and we we know this sort of work will create jobs.  Here's an example of how not to do it. Although, it will probably ...

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