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 […]

Tips on How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

Tips on How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

You’ve seen those red steel canisters almost everywhere you go: warehouses, grocery stores, offices, and maybe even your own home. But have you ever actually picked up and used a fire extinguisher before? While using a fire extinguisher isn’t exactly rocket science, being able to use one effectively and in a timely fashion can mean […]

Silica Dust: What it is, Its Effects, and What to do About it

What Is Silica Dust? Silica dust comes from crystalline silica, which is the second most common mineral. Sand, concrete,glass, bricks, stone, and many other items can contain crystalline silica. When any of these materials is sawed, ground, drilled or crushed, it releases silica dust into the air.Because silica dust is significantly smaller than ordinary grains […]