Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Basics for Construction

According to OSHA, most PPE used in construction must meet the standards of the American National Standards Institute, or ANSI. The employer must provide most required PPE, and must train employees on how to use and maintain it. These basics will help you anticipate what kinds of PPE may be needed.

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Logout/Tagout for Construction

Construction uses a lot of powered equipment. There will be times when this equipment needs to be serviced. Turning…

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Slips, Trips, and Falls Safety Training in the Construction Industry

Nearly one-third of reportable injuries and 40% of fatalities in construction result from slips, trips, and falls. These injuries result in 50% more days away from work than other injuries. Slips, trips, and falls can be caused by slick spots, debris, clutter, and unsafe stairs or ladders.

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The Right to Understand: Hazard Communication in Construction

OSHA’s Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) standard is a vital part of making sure workers understand the chemical hazards they face…

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Safe Trip Planning for Over-the-Road Drivers

Good planning is important for drivers to make their deliveries safely, comfortably, and on time.

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Electrical Safety on the Job

Working with or around electricity exposes employees to dangers such as electric shock, fires and explosions. Fortunately, most of these dangers can be easily prevented if employees are trained to identify and avoid electrical hazards.

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SafetySkills Partners with the University of South Florida and American Safety Council to Offer OSHA-Authorized Training

Beginning in May, clients of SafetySkills’ Learning Management System (LMS) will have the option of choosing to add OSHA-authorized…

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Don’t Flash at Work: Why Adobe Flash is Ending

Adobe Flash, a popular web application, is on the verge of extinction. Major companies, such as Google and Apple, no longer support it, and now SafetySkills is joining them. Don’t worry – we’ll cover what it is, what it means, and what you can expect.

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What OSHA-Authorized Training Is and What it Isn’t

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is part of the United States Department of Labor. OSHA acts as the national public health agency dedicated to assuring safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women. The functions of OSHA include setting and enforcing work-related exposure standards and providing training, outreach, assistance, and education.

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