Workers who are required to work with or around arc flash hazards must understand the risks involved and how they can protect themselves and their coworkers.Read more
Hand and Pinch Point Safety
Hand injuries can be avoided by providing employees with proper PPE and these hand and pinch point safety training tips and techniques.
According to a study conducted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, hand and power tool injuries send an average of 400,000 people to the emergency room each year. These tools can cause lacerations, puncture wounds, dismemberment, burns, electrical shock, and death. Fortunately, there are many preventative measures that employees can take to prevent tool injuries from occurring.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more