Scaffolding Safety

Basic Scaffolding Rules

It’s a terrible thing to realize that hardly a workday goes by without a worker falling off a scaffold to his death. And those who survive scaffold falls are often crippled for the remainder of their lives.

These tragedies are sometimes caused by faulty design or poor construction. But in most cases the basic cause is poor maintenance or improper use — something that you can do something about.

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Masks in the Workplace

Many sites are currently requiring face coverings to be worn or are highly recommending them with social distancing rules in place. However, it has become difficult lately to attain the N95 masks that we are accustomed to wearing when working on site. This is why Construction Dive has recently posted an article analyzing which face coverings are best for preventing the spread of COVID-19 at the jobsite.

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Workplace Electrical Safety

Electrical safety in the workplace deserves daily attention.

Electrocutions occurring between 1982 and 1994 were studied by the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) in 1998. The NIOSH researchers, Kisner & Casini, analyzed 224 electrocutions which resulted in 244 workplace fatalities. These fatalities accounted for approximately 7% of all workplace deaths. The information they learned provides valuable lessons for everyone that works with or around electricity:

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Power Tool Safety

Portable power tools are one of the greatest time and energy savers around. Since they’re so readily available and useful, we tend to forget that they’re powered, and have the potential to amputate, break bones, electrocute, and kill. Some of the serious accidents using power tools have involved situations like the following:

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Fireworks Safety Month

If you’re like us, you might feel like this year is passing in the blink of an eye. Many people will be celebrating the Fourth of July tomorrow, so we wanted to take a moment to remind you to use caution if you plan to light your own fireworks.

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Effect of Coronavirus on Construction Industry

Effect of Coronavirus on Construction Industry

As we all know, Coronavirus has had a major impact on the construction industry and our day to day operations. It seems like there are new rules and findings daily. It may feel like a hassle for you to keep up with the rule changes as the knowledge about Coronavirus increases, but these daily changes like social distancing and wearing a mask could help keep you healthy, on the jobsite working, and could potentially save your life. You can read this article from The Daily Sentinel for some tips on how to navigate these challenges and what other companies are doing to remain functioning during the pandemic.

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OSHA Updates Standards for COVID-19

OSHA has recently updated their key standards that may apply to worker exposure to the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that causes Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

These requirements are being implemented to help to prevent exposure on the jobsite to COVID-19. They state that the most relevant changes made are:

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Eye Protection

Can you tell me how many basic senses there are, and can you name them? Taste, smell, hearing, touch, and sight. Of the five, which is the one that we depend upon the most? You guessed it – it is your eyesight.

Everything we do involves the use of our eyes and we were only born with two so we can’t take them for granted. How many times have you said or heard – “He should have worn his safety glasses.”? Or, “If I had been wearing my safety glasses, I wouldn’t have injured my eye.” Too many times!

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Heat Stress Safety Tips

Protecting Workers from Heat Stress

Heat Illness

Extended exposure to heat can cause illness and death. The various types of heat illness include heat exhaustion, heat cramps and heat rash, and should be avoided. But the most serious heat illness is heat stroke.

There are precautions that can be taken any time temperatures are high and the job involves physical work. The information below can be used to assess situations where heat illness may arise.

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American Red Cross COVID First Aid and CPR Guidance

American Red Cross COVID First Aid and CPR Guidance

Last month the American Red Cross provided guidance in regards to the prevention and safety of performing first aid and CPR to individuals sick with Coronavirus during these times. You can find the full article here:

As we know, standard hygiene practices help prevent the spread of viruses and can protect us and those around us. Below is a summary of their recommendations for each type of care:

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