Drilling and Vibration Hazards in Construction

Drilling concrete and other surfaces can cause a myriad of injury to workers, especially over time. Not only does hand-arm vibration exposure contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome, but whole-body vibration can lead to debilitating low back injury and long-term medical problems. Safety experts warn that stationary postures or excessive movement of any type can stress the spine ... [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]