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Ladder Safety

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   Choose the correct ladder Ladder type- freestanding (step ladders) and non-freestanding (extension ladders), as well as step stools, platform and trolley ladders. Chose a ladder that is capable of supporting your weight and the weight of any materials you will be using (See chart). Do not use step ladders in a folded and leaned… Read More »

Keeping Cool on the Site in the Summer Heat

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When you’re on site, staying safe is just as important as finishing a project. Productivity depends on staff being smart and responsible. Summer construction sites can heat up, and it’s vital to stay cool and conscious. Here’s the top five ways to stay cool during a job in the summer. Stay Hydrated It’s essential to… Read More »

Top Four Construction Hazards

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The top four causes of construction fatalities are: Falls, Struck-By, Caught-In/Between and Electrocutions. Prevent Falls Wear and use personal fall arrest equipment. Install and maintain perimeter protection. Cover and secure floor openings and label floor opening covers. Use ladders and scaffolds safely.     Prevent Struck-By Never position yourself between moving and fixed objects. Wear… Read More »

Top 3 Advertising Tips for Your Construction Business

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The construction industry is a competitive marketplace. With so many companies vying for residential and commercial contracts, your firm must finds ways of standing out and attracting more customers. One way of doing this is with advertisements. While print, radio or television ads are still viable options, online advertising offers a more cost-effective way of… Read More »

Choosing Safety Glasses, Goggles, and Face Shields

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Keeping your eyes safe from harm should be a number one priority on the job site. After all, you only get one set of eyes and even the smallest speck of dust moving at just the right speed and angle can damage them for life. It’s imperative to protect your eyes from any hazard you… Read More »

How to Avoid the Most Common Construction Accidents

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Injuries, accidents and fatalities are an unfortunate reality in the construction industry. As a result your company can face additional problems such as OSHA citations and lawsuits. The good news is that the most common mishaps are the easiest to prevent. They are listed below along with training tips, steps and precautions your firm can… Read More »

Lift Safety

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Scissor lifts are work platforms used to safely move workers vertically and to different locations in a variety of industries including construction, retail, entertainment and manufacturing. Scissor lifts are different from aerial lifts because the lifting mechanism moves the work platform straight up and down using crossed beams functioning in a scissor-like fashion. Although scissor… Read More »

6 Tips to Find Your First Construction Job

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Finding your first construction job is a journey. It’s exciting, a bit scary and perhaps a bit overwhelming. Your head is probably swimming with questions. Where do I start? What do I do? Who do I talk to? How long will it take? What’s the best job-hunting approach? No matter what issues you face, transitioning… Read More »

Heat-related Illnesses and First Aid

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With temperatures going up, it is important to be more cautious and aware of heat related stress on your body. Most heat related illnesses are the cause of overexertion and under hydration. It is imperative that you stay hydrated. You should be drinking water throughout the day. If you start feeling the symptoms of heat… Read More »

3 Tips for Surviving the Construction Industry Talent Shortage

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The talent shortage in the construction industry is real, and it has gotten worse. There simply aren’t enough skilled and unskilled laborers for the increasing number of projects. One reason for this gap in the talent pool is the baby boomer effect. As these seasoned professionals retire, they take with them valuable skills, expertise and… Read More »