Safety

Most Common Electrical OSHA Violations

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Electrical violations are among the Occupational Safety and Health’s (OSHA) top 10 most frequently cited violations each year. These violations occur when employees don’t follow the guidelines and standards designed to protect against shocks, fires, and explosions. Understanding what the most common electrical violations are helps guide onboarding and training for your construction workers. This… Read More »

Top Hazards for Pipe Fitters

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Assembling and installing the pipes used in heating, cooling, steam, hot water, and lubrication and processing systems is a hazardous job. The same is true for assembling the materials, threading and hammering the pipes, altering the pipe sizes, and securing the pipes to tanks and walls. Many of these hazards were mentioned in a previous… Read More »

Back to Basics: Electrician Tips for Beginners

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When starting your career as an electrician, it’s important to establish safety habits. Because working with electricity can be hazardous, you need to take the proper precautions. These tips can help. Follow these guidelines to stay safe when working as an electrician. Work with a Partner Always bring a partner to perform electrical work. This… Read More »

A Confined Space Rescue Plan Can Help You Avoid Jobsite Injuries

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Working in a confined space can be dangerous. A confined space typically has a limited number of entryways and exits. This makes it difficult to evacuate in an emergency. As a result, you need a comprehensive confined space rescue plan to ensure your workers can get out if their safety is at risk. The following… Read More »

Keeping Your Construction Team Safe: Workplace Safety Month

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Emphasizing the importance of construction safety is important at all times. This is especially true during June, which is Safety Month. As the temperatures and humidity rise, your construction team likely faces increasing risks while on the job. This is why taking precautions is even more important. Focusing on small steps can make a big… Read More »

Safety Isn’t Just Physical: 9 Mental Health Safety Tips

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The fact that May is Mental Health Month emphasizes how important mental wellness is. This is especially true for construction workers. Construction workers need to maintain mental wellness so they can devote their attention and energy to their tasks. This lets the workers meet the rigorous demands of their jobs and move forward on projects.… Read More »

Dress For Success! How to Dress Safely for Your Construction Job

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Working in construction requires wearing the appropriate clothing. This increases your safety and the safety of others. Your employer typically provides rules about the type of clothing to wear for a job site. There likely are signs at a job site to provide additional reminders. The following guidelines provide insight into the proper attire to… Read More »

6 Safety Tips for Sheet Metal Workers

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Your work with sheet metal involves making, installing, and maintaining heating, ventilation, and air duct (HVAC) systems. It includes cutting raw materials to form and fasten them to create metal building equipment, signs, or vehicles for construction sites. As a result, working with sheet metal requires specialized training on hazards, equipment, and best work practices… Read More »

2022 OSHA Updates

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought rules, regulations, and other OSHA guidance that affect companies’ compliance requirements. Because you employ workers in the construction industry, you need to be aware of these updates. They include new rule drafts and national and regional emphasis programs that show OSHA’s current priorities. Here are some of OSHA’s latest updates… Read More »

Electrical Safety on the Construction Site

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  The safety of all workers on a construction site is a top priority. This includes protecting them against potential shock from electrical hazards. As an electrical professional, you must do what you can to keep staff members safe.     Implement these guidelines to increase electrical safety on a construction site. Perform Electrical Risk… Read More »