Workplace Safety

  1. Seasonal Safety from Spring Hazards

    As the weather starts to break and more and more people head outdoors to enjoy the warmer weather, it’s important to remember that the change of season also brings with it its own set of spring related hazards. We trade in snow and ice for sunshine and warmer temperatures, but we also encounter flooding, dangerous driving conditions, pedestrians, outdoor workers...
  2. Safety Vests for Summer Entertainment

    Spring and summer months mean more time spent outdoors. For many, the warmer months are a time to go on trips, take vacations or experience outdoor sports and music entertainment. If you’re one of the people who enjoy getting out and having fun under the sun, keep your eyes peeled for those high visibility safety vests. Whether you’re headed out to...
  3. Most Common Construction Accidents

    Construction sites are a place where lots of work gets done. They can also be a place of great danger. If you are working on or overseeing a construction site then you need to have an emphasis on safety. Watch out for these common construction accidents. 1. Not being prepared for rain: Rain can cause a lot of problems at a construction...
  4. It’s All in Your Head – Hard Hat History

    Hard hats have come a long way since they were first invented in the ship building industry. Then, builders would cover their everyday hats in tar and let it cure. This offered limited protection against falling debris, but it was a measure that saved the skills of many a shipyard workers. With a little ingenuity, hard-boiled hats came in. A...
  5. First Aid for the Construction Site

    You know that safety comes first, but do you practice it every day? Whether you’re a construction professional or DIY enthusiast, staying safe is essential to helping you do what you love for years to come. Sometimes, though, despite our best efforts, accidents happen. Having a well-stocked, high-quality first aid kit on hand helps to reduce the severity of injuries...
  6. Electricians Need Safety Gear Too!

    Whether an electrician is working on fuse boxes wiring that go through the walls and ceiling, or working on power lines along busy road, they will need safety gear. This type of safety gear will include high visibility clothing, similar to what construction workers and road side workers wear. These include clothing that is either lime green, yellow, or orange in...
  7. Check Before you Dig: Marking Flags

    Are you part of a construction crew that routinely has to excavate in order to accomplish your assignment? Are you part of a landscaping company that also installs automatic sprinkler systems? If you find yourself in a position like this, or one that is similar, then you know the very important rule:  Check before you dig. You never know what...
  8. Organize your Efforts with Incident Command Vests

    Whether you’re coordinating a disaster response team, or you’re a volunteer organization heading up a relief effort, it’s important to make the public aware of your presence. Incident command vests are a simple solution for this challenge. Incident command vests come in a variety of colors and feature clear pockets for name badges or roles. This makes it easier for the public to...
  9. Fight Allergies with a Dust Mask

    Allergies are a problem that affect many people. Some of the most common allergies include dust, mold, and pet dander. People who are particularly susceptible to these allergies can have a difficult time when trying to get simple chores done around the house, so when it comes time for spring cleaning, it can be a nightmare for allergy sufferers. At...
  10. Why Construction Workers Are Happy Employees

    “Work a job you like, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” says the common saying. Everyone wants a job they enjoy. When many people think about a happy job, they think of working at home or something like that. Something most people wouldn’t think of is construction. The fact is, many construction workers are some of the...

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