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What to Expect From an OSHA Inspection

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) conducts inspections frequently across the country. If you believe your workplace will be subject to an inspection, you should learn everything you can about the process to help it go smoothly. Understanding how to pass an OSHA inspection can lessen anxiety about the…

Confined Space Hazards

Working in confined spaces is common in construction work. People don’t usually occupy spaces like trenches or sewers, but various construction jobs require workers to enter them. To be considered a confined space, areas must have significant enclosures and pose serious hazards. Builders don’t usually intend these spaces for continuous…

Common Trenching and Excavation Hazards

While trenches and excavations are essential for many construction processes, they also present potential hazards for workers. In the 2010s, about 20 workers died from trench-related accidents each year. Trenches are challenging to access, and they face the risk of collapse. They might also contain hazardous atmospheric conditions. Understand more common trenching…

How Trenches Collapse and How to Avoid It

Trenches are long, narrow tunnels in the earth dug out by heavy machinery. Many construction sites and other workplaces use trenches for building foundations or tunnel construction. Workers also use them to install or repair utility lines below the ground or other jobs requiring underground access. They differ from other…

Who Needs HAZWOPER Training?

If you work with hazardous materials, then you may be wondering if you need HAZWOPER training. Perhaps you’ve heard about HAZWOPER and are unsure if you need a certificate to perform your duties properly. Maybe you want to ensure you’re following the laws regarding working with hazardous materials. Whatever your reason for looking…

Guide to Preventing Accidents on the Job Site

There’s a lot of action happening on a job site. Construction workers perform their tasks; machines move around the site, and trucks arrive to drop off deliveries. When everything’s going smoothly, a job site can feel like clockwork — but without warning, an accident can happen that changes everything. While accidents are impossible…

Precautions for Summer Job Site Safety

According to a University of California Los Angeles study, hot weather increases the risk of work-related accidents and injuries across many industries. This risk is exceptionally high in the construction industry, where workers are often continuously active in direct sunlight for long hours. Fortunately, employers can reduce accidents and injuries by taking…

OSHA Safety Signs

Safety signs promote workplace safety across industries. They warn about potential hazards and provide valuable safety information, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries. OSHA has developed regulations and specifications for safety signs, standardizing their use, design, and wording. While some industries may include additional requirements, there are several essential standards all…

The Importance of Fall Protection

Fall protection is a set of methods and systems designed to prevent falls and injury in the workplace. Because falls are one of the most common causes of workplace injuries and fatalities, fall protection is vital to keeping employees safe in a variety of industries, ranging from construction to shipyards. As an…

Guide to Construction Safety

Construction work is one of the most dangerous professions. In 2019, construction fatalities increased by 5%, and unfortunately, 1,061 construction workers died on the job. Construction work will always have its hazards. Paying attention to construction site safety and construction worker safety training can help to reduce these alarming statistics. Safety…

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