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Construction and Nail Gun Safety

Nail guns are used every day on many construction jobs. They boost productivity but also cause tens of thousands of serious injuries each year. Nail gun injuries are common – one study found that 2 out of 5 residential carpenter apprentices experienced a nail gun injury over a four-year period. Injuries resulting from use of […]

 

PPE and Respiratory Safety

Millions of workers are required to wear respirators in various workplaces including construction. Respirators protect workers against insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors, and sprays. These hazards may cause cancer, lung impairment and diseases. OSHA recently cited an Ohio manufacturing company for exposing employees to respiratory, chemical, and other hazards. OSHA […]

 

Construction Safety and Highway Traffic

Construction work that is in close proximity to highway traffic poses real safety threats to workers and preventative measures and training is of extreme importance. Struck-by injuries and caught between are the common hazards in these situations. Construction workers around highways and roads not only risk injury from passing motorists but also from movement within […]