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Reducing Amputation Risks in Construction Sites

Amputations are severe yet preventable injuries in construction, often caused by unguarded machinery and improper tool use. Adhering to OSHA regulations, maintaining equipment, and implementing comprehensive safety programs are crucial steps to minimize these risks and ensure worker safety.

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Turning the Tide Against Heat Hazards in the Workplace

Construction heat safety is vital due to the risk of workplace fatalities and severe OSHA penalties for non-compliance. Employers must implement comprehensive heat safety programs, including worker acclimatization, hydration, and monitoring for heat stress, to ensure a safe working environment and avoid legal repercussions.

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Preventing Falls, Saving Lives: The Power of the Safety Stand-Down

The National Safety Stand-Down addresses fall-related hazards, the leading cause of construction fatalities, and helps companies avoid severe OSHA penalties. By participating, firms can enhance fall prevention practices, such as using guardrails, personal fall arrest systems, and conducting regular safety training to ensure a safe and compliant work environment.

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Machine Mastery: Ensuring Operational Safety Through Certification

Heavy machinery in construction boosts efficiency but comes with significant risks if operated by uncertified individuals. OSHA regulations mandate operator certification to prevent accidents and fatalities, making proper training essential for workplace safety and compliance.

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Head First into Safety: The Case for Modern Safety Helmets in Construction

Modern safety helmets offer superior protection against head injuries compared to traditional hard hats, addressing both impact and rotational forces. Compliance with OSHA’s regulations and embracing advanced helmet technology are crucial for ensuring worker safety and mitigating legal and financial repercussions.

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Safety in the Spotlight: National Stand-Down Against Struck-By Incidents

The National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-By Incidents emphasizes education and safety measures to address the top causes of construction fatalities and injuries. By pausing operations to focus on safety protocols, organizations can reduce risks, enhance worker protection, and foster a safer work environment.

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Women In Construction

Women in Construction Week, celebrated in the first week of March, highlights the achievements and opportunities for women in the construction industry. Led by organizations like the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), this week honors women’s contributions and encourages more women to pursue careers in construction, advocating for equity and inclusivity.

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Oregon CCB License Fees Rising in July 2024

Explore Oregon’s bond increase for contractors, effective Jan 2024, aiming to enhance consumer protection and industry standards in construction.

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How Contractors Can Navigate Lead Regulations In Pre-1978 Homes

Nearly 38 million U.S. homes contain lead-based paint, posing risks during renovations. Contractors must comply with the EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule by obtaining certification and employing safe work practices to handle and contain lead particles, ensuring the safety of both workers and residents.

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CPR Skills For Safety On Construction Sites

CPR is a vital safety skill for construction sites, enabling employees to respond to cardiac emergencies and potentially save lives. Training staff in CPR, assessing responsiveness, and performing chest compressions ensure a safe and prepared work environment, bridging the gap until professional help arrives.