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