Building an Effective Safety Culture on a Budget

Knowing all the safety rules and regulations is almost impossible for people trying to run their businesses. However, having a strong, effective safety culture in your company is easy. In order to get the ball rolling you need the following items: Click Here to read more.

Confined Spaces and New Regulations

Confined spaces incidents have long been one of the top statistical leaders for worker fatalities and accidents in our country.  The Department of Labor reported 481 deaths in this country from 2005-2009.  Confined space areas like crawl spaces, manholes, and sewers are not designed for working in for long stretches of time.  Workers that operate in confined spaces are exposed to many hazards including asphyxiation, cave-ins, electrocution, explosions, and exposure to toxic substances.  To continue reading, Click Here

Handrails Required for Safe Construction Sites

Construction sites are subject to all manner of rules and regulations. These rules and regulations, set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), are necessary for the safety of workers. OSHA’s rules regarding ladders and railways may seem unnecessary to many who are accustomed to working at dangerous heights and balancing on boards that cover gaping holes.

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Keeping Construction Workers Safe from Lead Exposure

It is the grave responsibility of business owners who hire construction workers who may be exposed to lead to be aware of the possible dangers for their employees. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has compliance requirements in place which these employers must meet to keep their employees safe from lead exposure. For Full Article, Click Here Safe From Lead Exposure

EPA RRP Firm Responsibilities

Operating a thriving renovation business is exciting and challenging.  Each day presents a unique opportunity and obstacle to overcome.  If the year of construction on any residential renovation project is before 1978, your firm has even more responsibility.  Your responsibility isn’t simply a certificate or attending a training class.  When you take on renovations in homes built prior to 1978, you have several things to consider.  Especially, your firm responsibilities.

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The Importance of Indoor Air Quality for Construction Workers

The air in an indoor environment can impact an individual’s well-being. Fresh air is important to everyone, indoors and outdoors. It is especially critical to make sure that indoor construction is performed under conditions that promote safe, fresh air because construction workers may experience a particular environment for long periods of time. The quality of good indoor air includes a comfortable temperature and humidity, an adequate supply of fresh outdoor air, and firm, consistent management of impurities. Click here to read the full article Indoor air quality

Want a Safer Job Site? Take a Look at Near Misses

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Many people are surprised to learn that reporting near misses, sometimes known as close calls, can help to make a job site safer. Click here to read more.

Training and Placement of Eyewashes and Emergency Showers Critical to Worker Safety

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The distance from a corrosive material to an eyewash and emergency shower needs to be no more than 10 seconds. Click here to read more.

The Danger of Trench Work Cave-Ins

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Digging or excavating trenches carries with it the risk of injury or death. From 2000-2009, 350 workers died in trenching or excavation cave-ins. Click here to read more.