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Scaffold Inspection: How to Do It & Why It’s Important

Why Should Scaffolding Be Inspected? OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Standards Committee established and enforced a well-defined standard for the use of scaffolds since 1971, but scaffold related accidents continue to occur in the workplace, resulting in serious injury or death for numerous construction workers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 72% of […]

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5 Common Safety Hazards on a Construction Site

Workplace safety is a subject that’s important for every business but few others encounter the types of dangers found in construction work. In 2019 alone, OSHA reported that there were over 3000 construction deaths. When you take into consideration that fact that construction workers only make up about 8 percent of the total workforce, 20 […]

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5 Types of Hazardous Waste

When you envision hazardous waste, do you think of oozing liquids that are covered with cross-bone and skull stickers? This sort of image can definitely fall within the hazardous waste category. However, almost any manufacturing process or industry can create hazardous waste. There are other kinds of hazardous waste that you might not realize are […]

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A Confined Space Holiday Safety Wish

by: Safety Scrooge About this time every year I find it more and more difficult to get into the “Holiday Spirit”. Maybe, like you, I work too hard, too long, and commute too far. Maybe we’ve all become hardened by the never ending flow of disturbing local and world news. Did I leave out the […]

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Near Miss vs. an Accident

Everyone knows that working in construction can be dangerous. Most major construction projects involve working in excavations and trenches, working from scaffolds, and using heavy machinery to pour concrete for building walls and foundations. Working in factories and healthcare centers can be just as dangerous. There are countless incidents involving employees being injured on assembly […]

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The 10 Rules of an Effective HazMat First Responder

Accidental releases of industrial products lead to fires, explosions, and death. Famous ones make the news. But in an average year, there are 34,000 hazmat incidents in the US, which makes this a very prevalent hazard across a variety of industries and job sites. More than half are spills of fewer than 10 gallons. The […]

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