Safety

Beat the Heat at the Construction Site this Summer with These 4 Tips

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Summer is here, and that comes with many advantages and disadvantages, especially in the Southeastern US. When the weather warms, construction gigs are more pleasant – until it hits 90+ degrees. Here we’ll talk about how to keep your energy up and beat the heat when working construction gigs:     1. Dress for the… Read More »

Communication: The Top Safety Hazard on the Job Site

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To effectively manage a construction team, it’s crucial to avoid safety hazards. You’re used to OSHA training and operating manuals, but are you mitigating the number one danger on the construction site? If you aren’t concentrating on communication, you’re leaving yourself open to massive damage. Here’s why a lack of communication is the top safety… Read More »

10 Ways to Improve Worksite Safety for Your Employees

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The hazards of a construction site can be numerous, especially if you’re not being careful. Employers should be implementing a number of different precautions, but it can be tough to know where to begin. To best protect your employees, here are CCS Construction Staffing’s top ten ways to improve safety on the worksite.   1. Establish a Clear… Read More »

The Importance of Communication for All Construction Jobs

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Communication seems simple enough, until you’re out on the job waiting for instruction. You do not want to be the one holding up the entire project because you don’t know what the next step should be. Communicating with leadership isn’t always as straightforward as it seems, especially in an unpredictable industry like construction. Communication done… Read More »

7 Crucial Safety Tips for Pipe Fitters

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Pipe-fitting jobs can be lucrative and rewarding. However, if you’re on the hunt for a pipe-fitting gig, know the risks involved. Injuries and accidents are possible but avoidable with the right insight. We advise you to look out for the top seven hazards in the pipe-fitting profession.   1. Know Your Materials  In this industry, workers… Read More »

How to Avoid Common Construction Accidents

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There aren’t many workplaces busier than a construction site. If you’re new to the industry, it’s imperative to be cautious. Come prepared and understand that the construction site comes with danger, but most common construction accidents are preventable. Here’s how employees can actively avoid them.  Avoiding Slippage  If you spot a potential trip or slip… Read More »

Ladder Safety

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Use the appropriate ladder for the job. Inspect the ladder for defects before using. Check to see if fall protection is needed. Place on stable and level ground. Assure that load capacity is not exceeded. Use three points of contact while on the ladder. If a ladder is used to access an upper landing, the… Read More »

Slips, Trips and Falls

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Safety tips: Keep the floor clear. Remember to keep hoses and electrical cords out of walkways. Keep the floor clean. Clean up grease, water and other liquids immediately. Install non-skid mats in walkways and handrails in stairways. Climbing and reaching high places will increase your chance of falling. Use appropriate gear for tasks in these… Read More »

Why Wear Hard Hats?

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Why wear hard hats? The brain is the control center of the body. If it is damaged in any way, the entire body will be at risk. Normally the skull protects the brain from injury, but when falling or flying objects are a hazard, additional protection must be worn. Sometimes workers are reluctant to wear… Read More »