Archives for September 2016

Fire Extinguishers and the Hazards of Compressed Gas

Fire extinguishers are a vital component of every construction site, but they do come with their own set of hazards. Namely, the compressed gas contained within these high-pressure devices can cause explosions and toxic poisoning. In March of this year, OSHA responded to a report that a worker in Ohio was found dead in the elevator control room while performing monthly fire ... [Continue Reading]

Overhead Wires and Electrical Safety

It only takes a second for a live wire to cause burns, shocks and even possibly, electrocution. Construction workers should use extreme caution when working around overhead wires and downed wires as both could cause the same types of injuries. This is also an important issue that becomes more pronounced during times of extreme weather. There are basic safety measures that ... [Continue Reading]

Diversified Safety Services Launches New PPE Website

Diversified Safety Services is proud to announce our new website, GetDSSupplies, a one-stop shop for all your construction safety equipment needs. From laynards to goggles and everything in between, we can help you find the right OSHA compliant equipment. As those of us in the construction industry know all too well, PPE equipment not only must be of the highest quality and ... [Continue Reading]