Archives for July 2019

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 ... [Continue Reading]

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 the work ... [Continue Reading]

Acclimation: The Key to Hot Weather Work

As unpredictable as the weather is in the Maryland area, heat threats are real, especially for construction workers. The key, say health experts, is to gradually expose workers to hot summer conditions, with ample breaks, rather than putting the strain of strenuous work on the body out of the blue. Much like an athlete builds up stamina, construction workers will gradually ... [Continue Reading]

Preventing Backover Accidents in Construction

A backover incident occurs when a backing vehicle strikes a worker who is standing, walking, or kneeling behind the vehicle. These incidents can be prevented. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, scores of workers die from backover incidents each year. These kinds of incidents can occur in different ways. Backover accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. ... [Continue Reading]