Author Archives: Gabriela Suescum

Staying warm on the job site during winter

Working outside during cold weather conditions can be dangerous if workers are exposed to low temperatures for a long period of time. Luckily, there are ways to keep workers safe and warm on the job site during the winter months. How to Stay Safe in Cold Weather Train Workers: It is important to teach your […]

Construction Safety Signage Requirements

Safety signs are a requirement on construction sites. Jobsites must comply with the OSHA and ANSI sign standards. ANSI, the American National Standards Institute has a set of guidelines for signs such as the sign colors, symbols, and formats of the signs. OSHA has adopted the ANSI standards for signs. Signs on a construction site […]

Improve Kitchen Safety with a Hood Suppression System

Preparing food requires heat and where there is heat, there is a risk of a fire. Commercial kitchens often need a fire suppression system to help put out a fire that occurs while cooking. Kitchen hood suppression systems are an effective way to protect a kitchen from a fire and promote life safety of the […]

Emergency Planning: Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place

It is important to be prepared the instant an emergency or disaster strikes. Taking action within the first few minutes can save lives and reduce injury to workers. Emergencies can happen anywhere: Floods, fires, hurricanes, tornadoes. It is up to you to make sure you have a plan in place for whatever happens. In case […]

Sun Protection: Protect Yourself from the Sun’s Harmful Rays on the Job Site

On a construction site, you spend a lot of time focusing on safety as you traverse high spaces and use different tools and machinery. Sometimes it can be easy to forget about protecting yourself from the sun. According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. Workers on construction […]

Fall Prevention and Safety

Falls are the reason for most injuries and deaths on construction sites (about 1/3 of all fatalities in the industry). Even a fall from a short height can be fatal, so it is important that each employee is properly trained and has the right equipment. Employers are required by OSHA standards to provide fall protection […]

Knowing the types and sources of fires can help you act faster!

Not all fires are the same. Different kinds of fires require different fire extinguishers. Knowing the sources of fire can help you put it out easier and can save lives faster. There are six different classes of fire and several different types of fire extinguishers. Classes of fire Class A : Ordinary combustibles like wood, paper, […]

Noise hazards, what every construction worker should know to prevent them

Many construction tasks, tools and equipment produce high noise levels. Exposure to these noise levels can lead to temporary or permanent hearing loss. Hearing Loss Prolonged exposure to excessive noise, above 85 decibels can cause hearing loss. The type of equipment being operated is one factor contributing to the level of noise hazard that can […]