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Fall Prevention Stand-Down Scheduled for May

The 6th annual National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down will be held May 6-10 this year, sponsored by OSHA and other occupational safety organizations. The week-long event will focus attention on preventing falls in construction, the leading cause of fatalities in the industry. The national stand-down encourages employers and workers to pause voluntarily during the workday for […]

 

Safety Measures for Underground Electrical Lines

Recently some businesses in Baltimore County experienced power outages after a contractor stuck an underground electrical line, according to the Baltimore County Fire Department. Twelve businesses were affected by the damaged electrical line and several have been shut down from smoke and other issues, the fire department reported. There are specific guidelines for avoiding underground […]

 

Using Portable Generators Safely

Portable generators are internal combustion engines used to generate electricity. They are useful for construction workers when temporary or remote power is needed, and are commonly used during cleanup and recovery efforts following disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. There are, however, specific hazards associated with generators, including carbon monoxide poisoning, fires, electrocution and vibration […]