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Construction worker rescued from pit scaffolding after suffering cardiac arrest

Construction worker rescued from pit scaffolding after...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 27, 2014

Firefighters rescued a construction worker Monday afternoon after he suffered a heart attack on a downtown Houston jobsite. According to a ...

Construction workers are 22% more likely to die on Texas jobsites

Construction workers are 22% more likely to die on...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 18, 2014

Over the weekend, the Dallas Morning News released a bombshell of a report on workplace deaths in Texas as compared to ...

OSHA official: Further increase in construction deaths likely; triggered by uptick in activity, less-experienced workers

OSHA official: Further increase in construction deaths...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 29, 2014

If it seems like you're hearing about a lot more construction-related deaths lately, you're not alone. Anyone who pays close ...

Concrete beam collapse kills construction worker, injures 2 others at Ft. Lauderdale jobsite

Concrete beam collapse kills construction worker,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 23, 2014

A massive concrete beam collapsed at a jobsite in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Monday, killing one construction worker and injuring two ...

Construction worker dies after fall down elevator shaft on Louisville jobsite

Construction worker dies after fall down elevator shaft...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 22, 2014

A construction worker on an off-campus apartment complex being built for students at the University of Louisville was killed last ...

3 free safety apps you can put to work on the construction jobsite

3 free safety apps you can put to work on the...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jul 09, 2014

Being an effective safety manager means more than just holding your obligatory toolbox talk and annual safety training meetings. Developing ...

Prevent heat exhaustion on the construction jobsite with these 10 tips and OSHA resources

Prevent heat exhaustion on the construction jobsite...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jul 07, 2014

Thousands of workers become ill each year due to heat exhaustion. In 2012 alone, there were 31 heat-related deaths and ...

VIDEO: This guy being catapulted by a boom lift is why you should always wear a harness

VIDEO: This guy being catapulted by a boom lift is why...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 09, 2014

There's a reason things like safety guidelines, personal protective equipment and harnesses exist: even mundane tasks like moving a boom ...

More than 1 million workers take part in OSHA’s National Fall Safety Stand Down week

More than 1 million workers take part in OSHA’s...

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Jun 05, 2014

More than 1 million workers from tens of thousands of businesses are estimated to be taking part in the Occupational ...

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

Critics aside, OSHA has drastically reduced worker...

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 ...

2 construction workers die after 80-foot fall from crane near San Francisco

2 construction workers die after 80-foot fall from...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 02, 2014

Two men working on a bridge construction site near San Francisco died Friday morning after falling 80 feet from a ...

Following 4 deaths in 4 days, Cal/OSHA launches special inspections across San Francisco construction sites

Following 4 deaths in 4 days, Cal/OSHA launches special...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 28, 2014

In a span of just four days, May 18-May 21, four construction workers died on San Francisco-area construction sites, prompting ...

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