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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 ...

VIDEO: Helicopter rescues stranded crane operator high above a raging inferno

VIDEO: Helicopter rescues stranded crane operator high...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 18, 2013

A student housing complex under construction in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, caught fire Tuesday afternoon, stranding a crane operator high above ...

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 ...

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 ...

VIDEO: Excavator demos half a building with just one nudge

VIDEO: Excavator demos half a building with just one...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 01, 2013

While this isn't one of the safest ways to demolish a building, it has to be one of the most ...

VIDEO: 300-ton crane rescues an excavator from a bog before having some fun with it

VIDEO: 300-ton crane rescues an excavator from a bog...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 29, 2013

Last week, we showed you an excavator doing a bit of rescuing when two dozers got a bit stuck while ...

OSHA extends deadline for submitted comments on proposed updates to silica exposure rule

OSHA extends deadline for submitted comments on...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 29, 2013

After announcing its intent to update standards on worker exposure to crystalline silica that are more than four decades old ...

Construction of new 49ers stadium has claimed the lives of 2 workers

Construction of new 49ers stadium has claimed the lives...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 15, 2013

Since breaking ground in April of 2012, construction on the new home of the San Francisco 49ers has claimed the ...

Qatar World Cup construction could leave 4,000 workers dead

Qatar World Cup construction could leave 4,000 workers...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 27, 2013

The International Trade Union Confederation claims that construction underway to prepare Qatar for hosting the 2022 World Cup will leave ...

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