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3 tips for avoiding deadly structural collapses on construction jobsites

3 tips for avoiding deadly structural collapses on...

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 17, 2014

Construction accidents often seem to occur in spurts, as you’ll hear of a cluster of accidents grouped together in a ...

With demolition deaths on the rise, make sure your crew is safe with these 4 safety tips

With demolition deaths on the rise, make sure your crew...

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 12, 2014

Over the past couple of years, demolition accidents have been on the rise. The uptick started in the summer of ...

How to stay safe while working with a small or short-handed construction crew

How to stay safe while working with a small or...

Posted by Amy Materson on Oct 07, 2014

One of the lingering effects of the construction downturn is the difficulty contractors now face finding skilled workers. Whether construction ...

How to break through apathy and other barriers to implementing safety training on the jobsite

How to break through apathy and other barriers to...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jun 11, 2014

As many as a million construction workers participated in OSHA’s National Fall Safety Stand Down last week. I saw a ...

3 quick tips for staying safe when you’re working alone on the jobsite

3 quick tips for staying safe when you’re working...

Posted by Amy Materson on Feb 11, 2014

If you read Equipment World’s safety articles, you’ll have noticed that many recommendations for staying safe on the jobsite involve ...

5 safety tips for avoiding caught-in/between accidents

5 safety tips for avoiding caught-in/between accidents

Posted by Amy Materson on Dec 30, 2013

According to OSHA, caught-in hazards collectively are one of the four deadliest dangers found on a construction site. Although it ...

Safety Step 1: Keep Your Distance

Safety Step 1: Keep Your Distance

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 25, 2013

OSHA requires you stay at least 10 feet away from overhead power lines with up to a 50,000-volt current. For ...

Safety Step 2: Double-check equipment

Safety Step 2: Double-check equipment

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 25, 2013

If you’ll be working on around electrical circuits or parts, check to see that machinery and power tools are properly ...

Safety Step 3: Wear the right PPE

Safety Step 3: Wear the right PPE

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 25, 2013

Your personal protective equipment is the last line of defense between you and any hazards you may face. Make sure ...

3 Safety Steps for avoiding electrocution on the jobsite

3 Safety Steps for avoiding electrocution on the...

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 25, 2013

Of all the causes for on-the-job construction fatalities, electrocution may seem the most avoidable. It’s merely a matter of avoiding ...

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