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4 life-saving inventions we take for granted every day

We don’t have to look too far back in history to find times when life was significantly less comfortable — and less safe. The era of the Industrial Revolution bore witness to deplorable working conditions that resulted in thousands of deaths and untold injuries. These unbearable conditions continued unchecked until

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Work Safety

Fall Prevention: Identify Safety Hazards for Your Workers [INFOGRAPHIC]

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Without the proper safety precautions in place, the construction industry can put workers in truly dangerous situations. Appropriate ladder usage, in particular, must be strictly enforced if worksites are going to be safe for all heights. Data from U.S. emergency rooms show that 81% of fall injuries for construction

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Work Safety

OSHA Cites Hundreds of Companies in 2016

Already this year, OSHA has issued citations and penalties in hundreds of workplace cases, including numerous in the construction industry for failing to provide the right equipment and procedures needed to protect employees against fall hazards. OSHA was particularly harsh in citing a Cincinnati company after a roofer fell 40

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Work Safety

How Stunt Artists Survive Dangerous Movie Scenes

It’s dangerous work – pretty much like going to war, as one expert stunt coordinator describes it. Yet thousands of stunt artists continue to put their lives on the line to deliver increasingly realistic action scenes on the big screen. As directors go for those dramatic shots, the stunt work

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Work Safety

How to Encourage Employee Use of Fall Protection Gear

As building managers and floor supervisors know, fall protection equipment can help prevent many injuries and fatalities in the workplace. But how do you handle employees who are reluctant to use that safety equipment? Unfortunately, policies that discipline employees for failing to use safety equipment may not be wholly effective

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Work Safety

5 Essential Ways to Protect Pedestrians from Forklift Injuries

In manufacturing settings with large, open spaces and forklifts, one step in the wrong direction could lead to injury – or worse, a fatality. To prevent these types of workplace accidents, managers should focus on how to restrict pedestrian access to hazardous areas and train all workers about forklift safety.

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Work Safety

How to Prevent Falls Caused by Ladder Incidents

Falls are a hazard no construction manager wants his crew to ever face. There’s good reason. Out of the top four leading causes for worker fatalities on construction sites, falls rank No. 1, with nearly 40 percent of all construction-related deaths caused by such incidents, according to a report by

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Work Safety

How the Golden Gate Bridge Changed Safety Standards

If there’s one construction job that set the modern standards for work site safety precautions, it is the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. When construction on this bridge began in 1933, it was the first suspension bridge supported by a tower in the ocean and surrounded

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Work Safety

Setting Safety Standards to Prevent Falls and Injuries

Billions of dollars are spent each year on worker’s compensation benefits and the medical costs associated with falls on the job. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) recognizes fall injuries are a serious problem across a number of industries, especially in construction. Construction Accidents According to the OSHA website,

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