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Common safety mistakes when using one-man and two-man augers

A power auger, whether one-man or two-man, may be the fastest route between you and a hole in the ground that needs drilling. But a mistake when using one doesn’t augur well for your health.  

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Common Safety Mistakes when Using a Chainsaw

Misuse of this powerful, high-speed wood cutting tool causes about 36,000 injuries annually.

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Common Safety Mistakes When Using a Nail Gun

Injuries from the nail gun account for some 37,000 trips to the emergency room each year. The tool can sink thousands of nails a day consistently, accurately and safely when used correctly.

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Rescue Kits: Why They're Important On A Jobsite

Approximately 6.5 million people work at construction sites across the nation on a daily basis.

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Common Safety Mistakes When Using an Aerial Lift

Whether you call it a boom lift or a cherry picker, sometimes it's all about being able to work at elevated levels without having to spend time erecting scaffolding. But too often that convenience comes at a price.

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Common Safety Mistakes When Using Earthmoving Equipment

Bulldozers, backhoes, graders, trenchers, compactors, excavators — these are the big boys on a construction site. They can turn almost any terrain, from prairie to rocky hillside, into smooth, level ground.

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4 Tips for Working With a Scissor Lift

Scissor lifts provide a versatility needed for tasks ranging from construction to entertainment, allowing operators to position t

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Demolition Safety: 4 Ways to Avoid Injuries During the Most Dangerous Phase of Your Project

Putting up a structure is dangerous work. Taking one down can be just as dangerous.

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How to Help Prevent Backovers

Every year, dozens of construction workers are injured and killed when a dump truck or another vehicle backs over them. In 2011 alone, 70 people died this way.

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5 PPE Items All Construction Workers Should Have

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is something all construction workers need to keep themselves protected while they are on the job site.

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Why and How to Review 'Near Misses'

Sometimes bad things "almost happen" on construction sites. Someone would have stepped on a nail sticking out of a board if a co-worker hadn't given a last-minute warning.

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How to Evacuate a Construction Site Quickly

The Challenge: Evacuating the site quickly in an organized fashion to avoid injury and property damage.

 

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5 Ways to Avoid Fall Protection Equipment Fails

A fall-related injury is the worst nightmare of many construction workers, not to mention their managers.

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5 Building Blocks of Safer Construction Sites

The key to a safer workplace isn't just in the tracking and reporting of accidents.