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5 easy ways to beat the heat at a construction site

Brian Ethridge - Aug 04, 2014

5 easy ways to beat the heat at a construction site

Outdoor construction sites rarely see ideal temperatures, especially during the dog days of summer. Workers may spend hours under the sun, which can be a huge health hazard if certain safety procedures aren’t taken. Surviving the hottest days of the year ...

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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Take a ride on the world’s biggest water slide

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 03, 2014

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Take a ride on the world’s biggest water slide

Whether it’s a water slide or a water coaster, it’s slated to be the world’s biggest and looks like one heck of a thrill ride. I’ve ridden on the “Big Shot” on top of The Stratosphere in Las Vegas. It was ...

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21 ways to protect highway crews from the sun

Patty Vaughan - May 23, 2014

21 ways to protect highway crews from the sun

As the highway construction season rolls on, the workload isn’t the only thing that increases. The amount of hours crews put into a day extends throughout the hotter months, but with longer hours comes the inevitable exposure to UV rays. Time and ...

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3 Ways to Avoid Heat-Related Illness

Amy Materson - Apr 18, 2014

3 Ways to Avoid Heat-Related Illness

With the long deep freezes all around the country this winter, most of us have been looking forward to lots of sunshine and warmer weather. For those who work outside though, keeping cool is a must as the temperature climbs. Heat ...

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OSHA app calculates heat risk for outdoor workers

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 20, 2013

OSHA app calculates heat risk for outdoor workers

Though many construction safety advocates have begun ramping up reminders about  driving safely in road construction zones, motorists are not the only safety risk to road construction workers. With summer transportation projects already in full-swing, now is definitely the time to also take ...

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