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Safety Week Lesson 4: Equipment mods cut rate of slips, trips and falls

Safety Week Lesson 4: Equipment mods cut rate of slips,...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 31, 2015

Falls from equipment are the number-one source of injuries in the heavy construction arena. Traylor Bros. wanted to do something ...

Safety Week Lesson 3: Driver’s tip leads to lighting overhaul of yard

Safety Week Lesson 3: Driver’s tip leads to...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 30, 2015

Zero-dark thirty is a time of day all too familiar to construction workers. And at Schlouch Inc., when the day ...

Safety Week Lesson 2: Information campaign stops frozen air horn danger

Safety Week Lesson 2: Information campaign stops frozen...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 29, 2015

At Traylor Bros., Jason Ruggles, shop manager, heard that in winter truck drivers were putting frozen air horns on the ...

Safety Week Lesson 1: RFID card reader prevents unauthorized machine access

Safety Week Lesson 1: RFID card reader prevents...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 28, 2015

Tim Truex, midsize equipment and electrical manager for Kokosing Construction wanted a way to prevent unauthorized operators from starting equipment, ...

Construction Safety Week: 6 lessons from the real world

Construction Safety Week: 6 lessons from the real world

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 28, 2015

Are your guys bored with safety talks? Do the topics seem stale, obvious or theoretical? Since it's the end of the ...

Excavator operator killed after machine becomes submerged in pond on Houston jobsite

Excavator operator killed after machine becomes...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 23, 2015

An excavator operator was killed on a jobsite near Houston last week when his machine sunk in a retention pond. According ...

Dallas now requiring contractors to give workers heat breaks

Dallas now requiring contractors to give workers heat...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 17, 2015

The Dallas City Council last week passed a measure that requires contractors working in the city limits to give workers ...

2 men crushed to death in seperate heavy equipment accidents in Texas and Alaska

2 men crushed to death in seperate heavy equipment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 17, 2015

Heavy equipment accidents led to the deaths of two men in the last month. According to a report from KXAN TV, ...

Flagger suffers serious head injuries when struck by SUV in Washington work zone

Flagger suffers serious head injuries when struck by...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Dec 17, 2015

A flagger guiding traffic on a Washington state road was hospitalized with severe head injuries after being hit by an SUV. According to ...

5 construction workers die from falls in 4-week span

5 construction workers die from falls in 4-week span

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 16, 2015

Five workers have died from falls on construction projects around the U.S. in the last month. According to a report from ...

Dozer operator dies after being impaled by tree limb in Wisconsin

Dozer operator dies after being impaled by tree limb in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 15, 2015

A bulldozer operator in Wisconsin was killed last month when he was impaled by a tree limb. According to a report ...

OSHA opens investigation after Missouri contractor fails to report roofer’s death

OSHA opens investigation after Missouri contractor...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 08, 2015

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration last month opened an investigation into an unreported fall that killed a worker ...

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