Archives for January 2017

New Data Underscores Importance of Lockout/Tagout

OSHA recently released information that conservatively puts worker amputation of fingers, hands, toes and other body parts at approximately seven per day in the United States. This new data has raised awareness for the importance of not only worker training, but vigilant lockout/tagout policies for heavy machinery. Lockout/Tagout procedures, designed to protect workers from ... [Continue Reading]

´╗┐Blasting and Beryllium: New Standards for Safety

Beryllium, a metal that is stronger than steel and lighter than aluminum, has been an essential component in many construction projects, however it poses specific risks to workers who are exposed to blasting this material. The high dust conditions combined with a lack of personal protection equipment has led OSHA to recently issue a final rule to prevent chronic beryllium ... [Continue Reading]

Winter Weather: Keeping Workers Safe in the Cold

As the mercury dips during cold winter months, construction workers can face serious health risks including hypothermia and frostbite. Prolonged exposure to freezing or cold temperatures requires a proactive safety plan--including recognizing the signs of winter-related injuries. These can include uncontrolled shivering, clumsy movements and fatigue. To prevent slips, ... [Continue Reading]