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Critics aside, OSHA has drastically reduced worker deaths and injuries since its inception (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 04, 2014

The Occupational Safety and Health Act was signed into law in 1970, bringing about OSHA. And though the agency gets ...

3 steps to establishing constant communication between workers for a safer construction jobsite

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Posted by Amy Materson on May 20, 2014

There’s a lot of safety buzz going on lately. More than 30 construction firms just wrapped up the first annual ...

Worker killed after falling into water-filled pit at Ohio bridge construction site

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Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 02, 2014

A construction worker was killed last week in a strange and tragic accident at a bridge construction site near Proctorville, ...

OSHA offers range of fall prevention resources in upcoming National Safety Stand-Down

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Posted by Amy Materson on Apr 23, 2014

While Equipment World covers a range of topics in our online and print safety articles, one area I like to ...

Sub Zero: Polar Vortex causes equipment breakdowns, sends construction workers home and indoors in Minnesota and North Dakota

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Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 08, 2014

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How to safely combat the winter months on a construction site in 8 steps

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jan 02, 2014

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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 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 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

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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 ...

Check Your Six: 3 quick tips to avoiding backover incidents with construction equipment

Check Your Six: 3 quick tips to avoiding backover...

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 01, 2013

Even with comprehensive training and improved safety features, backover incidents are still all too common in the construction industry. According ...

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