Archives for April 2017

Forklift Safety for Construction Sites

Forklifts and lift trucks are an essential part of most construction projects and carry their own set of hazards depending on the vehicle type and the workplace where the truck is used. For example, a sit-down, counterbalanced high lift rider truck is more likely than a motorized hand truck to be involved in a falling load accident, because the sit-down rider truck can lift ... [Continue Reading]

Drilling and Crystalline Silica Safety Measures

Although OSHA has delayed enforcing the crystalline silica standard in the construction industry, this hazard remains an important safety measure for worksites. Originally scheduled to begin June 23, 2017, enforcement will now begin Sept. 23, 2017. Approximately 2 million construction workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in their workplaces, specifically ... [Continue Reading]

Ladder Safety and Fall Protection

Ladders are one of the most common tools in the construction industry – and also result in thousands of injuries every year. OSHA counts this as one of the most important hazards in fall protection and has specific requirements to ensure worker safety. The statistics give evidence that even portable ladders have real safety consequences when used improperly. An ounce of ... [Continue Reading]