With temperatures rising, it’s time for a refresher on how to keep construction workers from succumbing to the heat.
It’s not made of metal, but the human body is still a pretty good conductor of electricity thanks to the wet, somewhat salty tissues inside. That’s a good thing to keep in mind when tackling DIY projects.
The use of abrasive blasting on concrete can provide unique texturing effects as well as an effective bond for coatings.
Welders regularly face various risks that affect the eyes, nose, throat, lungs, heart, stomach, kidneys, urinary tract, skin, and even the central nervous system. Hazards associated with welding include burns, shock, parti
Unfortunately, the functionality and size that makes loader and backhoes an asset for so many tasks can also lead to accidents.
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends that job sites limit the exposure of workers to no more than 85 decibels for eight hours of work. While this standard protects against long-term d
Crane accidents have caused enough headline-grabbing injuries and fatalities in recent years that cranes have become associated with disaster in the public mind. But most if not all of these accidents are preventable.
A jigsaw is a handy way to cut curves and patterns in thin materials, including wood, PVC, and metal. The blade moves rapidly up and down, cutting the material as you push the tool through it.
Any worker operating in a trench should have a clear understanding about the hazards involved in their work; among them, the potential for a cave-in stands out as one of the most frightening.
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.
Misuse of this powerful, high-speed wood cutting tool causes about 36,000 injuries annually.
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.
Approximately 6.5 million people work at construction sites across the nation on a daily basis.
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.
Putting up a structure is dangerous work. Taking one down can be just as dangerous.
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.
When working with electrical circuits, a normal operation consists of the same amount of current flowing from line to load and returning from load to line.
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.
PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is something all construction workers need to keep themselves protected while they are on the job site.
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.
The Challenge: Evacuating the site quickly in an organized fashion to avoid injury and property damage.
A fall-related injury is the worst nightmare of many construction workers, not to mention their managers.
The key to a safer workplace isn't just in the tracking and reporting of accidents.
Accidents on aerial work platforms are preventable with proper training, equipment inspection, maintenance and basic safety measures.