CS Spring 2022

Soon It Will Be Summer: The Forecast Calls for a New OSHA Heat Standard

May 19, 2022

By Robert Lahey, Contributor Springtime will soon give way to a sweltering summer in most of the country. A dramatic reminder of the consequences of heat stress are the hundreds of lives lost throughout the Pacific Northwest last year as a result of a two-week period of record-breaking high temperatures. As the Earth’s climate continues…

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Does Your Fall Protection Fall Short?

May 19, 2022

Contributed by Builders Mutual When it comes to fall protection, don’t wait until you need it to use it. Here, experts at Builders Mutual provide a quick Q&A session to ensure your fall protection is prepared to save lives on your jobsite. What does a complete fall protection plan look like? Fall protection is more than…

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Gloves for Trenching: How to Find the Perfect Pair

May 19, 2022

By Rick Pedley, Contributor In construction trenching, workers remove rocks, soil, and other material from the ground for the placement or repair of buried utilities, pipelines, water transport, and other potentially hazardous activities. These materials can be dangerous to workers, especially on their hands. Trenches are deeper than they are wide, and cave-ins pose the…

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Going Beyond Typicals

May 19, 2022

By: Luke Lazar, Contributor Work zones are set up and torn down daily in the short-term traffic control industry, which means safety is always priority number one. The tricky part to this everyday occurrence, is that no roadway is the same. And though this industry has an array of standards, trainings, and resources at the…

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Putting a Cap on Head Injuries

May 19, 2022

Understanding the Importance of Head Protection. By Ryan Corcoran, Contributor Choosing head protection can be overwhelming with multiple styles, types, and classes available in the marketplace. Keeping focus on what users require should be a top priority for safety professionals. Knowledge of current and upcoming standards is imperative to providing proper recommendation of head protection.…

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A Quick Guide to Hydraulic Tool Safety and Maintenance

May 19, 2022

By Jane Marsh, Contributor Construction is a hazardous industry. The sector accounts for 20% of all worker fatalities1 in private industry, but it doesn’t have to be dangerous. Steps like ensuring hydraulic construction tool safety can make a substantial difference. Hydraulic tools are a standard across the industry. In addition to being powerful and durable,…

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Winds of Change: Building it Safe on a Wind Farm

May 19, 2022

By John Mylenek, Contributor A wind farm is unlike a conventional project. Instead of constructing a building, plant, or warehouse across tens of thousands of square feet, it consists of constructing wind turbines across dozens – perhaps even hundreds – of square miles. It can make logistics tricky and present difficulties with communication. Barton Malow…

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How the A10 Standards Can Help Improve Construction and Demolition Safety

April 29, 2022

Construction and demolition sites can expose workers to a wide range of hazards that can lead to serious injuries and fatalities.  The ANSI/ASSP A10 series of voluntary consensus standards provides safety requirements to help address these hazards. Tim Fisher, director of standards development and technical services for the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), joins…

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