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5 Scaffolding Options For Residential Construction

by Jessica Kane

Various types of scaffolding options are utilized for residential construction today. Different platforms provide construction workers a safe place to work with their building materials. These different options are not just used in construction, but can be utilized by repair workers, window cleaners, for accessing higher level objects and in many other ways. Scaffolding is used to ensure the safety of everyone who works on a construction site, as is the obligation of employers to oversee for their employees. Learn more about various scaffolding options for residential construction in our latest guest blog and feel free to add your comments, thoughts or questions below. Enjoy!

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5 Tips For Staying Safe on Scaffolding

by Jessica Kane

The use of scaffolding can be a great way to keep workers safe while working at heights. When installed and used properly, they can prevent workers from falling and getting seriously hurt or killed. Let's take a look at some of the best ways to use scaffolding safely in our latest guest blog post, "5 Tips For Staying Safe on Scaffolding". Enjoy and stay safe.

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Common Construction Site Safety Violations

by Tom Moverman

Construction work may not receive the same amount of attention as police work and firefighting, but anyone involved in the industry knows how dangerous the job can be. There are a number of safety violations that OSHA tasks companies with avoiding, but if you're a construction worker, the fact that your company might get fined if you have an accident isn't much comfort. LipsigBrooklyn.com also states that when workers work with power tools, electricity, and from great heights, there is a high chance of being injured. The good news is, you can take your safety into your own hands by watching out for the following safety violations in our latest guest blog post. Read on & Stay Safe!

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Latest & Innovative Wearable Technology Keeping Construction Workers Safe

by Tom Moverman

If you are managing a construction company, you are without a doubt concerned about the safety of your crew. Construction accidents are a common occurrence and they happen for a variety of reasons, including some of the tools that workers work with. In fact, worldwide every second more than 10 workers have a work-related accident and there are more than 13 job-related deaths each day in the US alone. With that in mind, you may want to be aware of some key advances in wearable technology that will keep your workers safer and make your crews more effective and efficient.

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5 Basic Safety Tips for Construction Workers

by Michael Pierce

There are over 53 million people in North America and Europe who work as construction workers. Given the multitude of risks involved in this profession, it is extremely important to take all necessary precautions to minimize the risks of injuries or of other health problems at the job. Construction workers often have to work at dangerous heights, with heavy and dangerous machinery and equipment, as well as with dangerous materials, electricity, toxic gas and other threats. Read 5 basic safety tips for construction workers’ safety and protection in our latest guest blog.

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Staying Safe on Road Construction Sites: Tips For Workers

by Jordan Duras

When working on a road construction site, it is easy to get so lost in the work that your safety and the safety of those around you can fall out of focus. However, the truth is road construction is dangerous work. In 2015, there were 700 motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States, which is the equivalent of about 1.9 work zone crashes per day across the country. These crashes not only are a danger to the workers, but also the drivers navigating through the work zones. Luckily, there are ways to decrease the occurrences of these incidents. Find out more in our latest guest blog.

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Understanding ASTM Symbols & Labels Can Keep Your Feet Safe

by Richard Kallis

The demands that construction jobs put on workers' feet make it essential to have the right pair of boots. While many things need to be taken into consideration when purchasing work boots, none are more important than safety. Learn about labels and symbols to look out for when picking the right work boots in this guest blog post with information from aboutboot.com

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National Safety Month Week Two: Be Healthy

by A.H. Harris

 A.H. Harris wants to me sure you're staying as healthy and safe as possible on the jobsite.  Make sure you're providing your body with the necessary nutrients and always wearing the proper safety gear.  

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National Work Zone Awareness Week April 11-15 2016 - "Don't Be That Driver!"

by Martin Hennig

The US Department of Transport Federal Highway Administration launched their 2016 National Work Zone Awareness campaign. This is a re-blog from the FHWA article.

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Staying safe in cold working conditions - Tips for Workers & Companies

by Martin Hennig

Even though it may not quite seem so yet, Winter is certainly on the way and now is the time to get prepared.

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