Crane Safety in Hazardous Winds

There are many different types of cranes on construction sites, all with specific manufacturer safety specifications. However, in light of the tragic crane accident in Seattle recently, it is worth reviewing some fundamental safety measures and regulations. Crane operators must now be certified or licensed and receive ongoing training to operate new equipment. According to ... [Continue Reading]

The Hazards of High Winds

When March comes in like a lion as it has this year, high winds pose especially dangerous conditions for construction workers. There are numerous statistics of injuries and death caused by working in these conditions and one of the primary culprits of accidents is the sudden and unpredictable event of flying debris during a high wind gust. OSHA routinely considers high winds ... [Continue Reading]