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Construction tasks often require working around heavy equipment and being in situations that can cause serious injury. Follow these simple guidelines to ensure that you’re lifting properly. Proper Lifting Techniques Wear gloves if you are lifting rough equipment. Clear away any potential obstacles before beginning to carry an object. Get a good grip and stable… Read more »

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Did You Know? According to the National Fire Protection Association, supplemental heating equipment is the leading cause of home fires from December through February, and the second leading cause of home fires year-round. Keep the following safety precautions in mind when using such equipment, like space heaters. Use these tips to safely use space heaters:… Read more »

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Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used when there is some type of hazard that has been identified and cannot be eliminated or controlled through other means. Simply stated, when we have personal protective equipment requirements, it means there is a hazard that may cause you injury and failing to use the prescribed equipment puts you… Read more »

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A walk through other areas of the workplace is a common occurrence, but it can also be dangerous if you don’t stay alert. This is particularly true for employees leaving their old, familiar job titles and moving into new roles in other areas. New employees receive instructions regarding training and safety precautions. However, when transitioning… Read more »

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What is ergonomics and how does it affect us? Ergonomics is the study of the relationship between people, their work and their workplace. Its primary goal is to help the body move in natural ways and reduce stressors that might cause damage and pain. Musculoskeletal Disorders Musculoskeletal disorders can develop either suddenly or over time,… Read more »

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In order for any business to be successful, it is essential that its employees possess the proper skill sets to do their jobs at a high level. Since most employees do not enter a company completely equipped to fit their new position, training is very important. Though many employers view training as simply a burdensome… Read more »

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Emergencies are frightening. Whether you are at home or on the job, feelings of panic, turmoil, and fear are often associated with an emergency and are not a fun experience. However, the best way to protect yourself and others is to prepare for an emergency before it happens. The first thing to do is a… Read more »

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Substance abuse remains one of the most serious issues facing U.S. businesses. Contrary to popular belief, most Americans who struggle with substance abuse hold down a job. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), more than 70 percent of those 18 and older who binge drink and/or use illicit drugs in… Read more »