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Silicosis still a problem for construction workers

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prolonged and persistent exposure to crystalline silica, a basic form of soil, sand, granite, or other materials, can cause silicosis, kidney disease and lung cancer. Silicosis, a fatal disease of the lungs, … Continue reading

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Construction workers need ongoing training on “Fatal Four”

The construction industry has some of the highest on-the-job fatality rates in the United States, with 796 reported deaths in 2013. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one in five private industry worker fatalities were in construction. Most … Continue reading

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OSHA: Falls are leading cause of death in construction industry

More construction industry employees die from falling than from any other work-related hazard, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The federal agency is currently running a nationwide safety campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of falls … Continue reading

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Scaffolding Safety and OSHA Requirements

Unlike ladders, scaffolds offer a platform to work and move around on.  Safety is especially important when working on scaffolding; OSHA has specific training regulations for multiple types of scaffolding.  Mastery offers training for supported and suspended scaffolding. The course, … Continue reading

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Prevent Injuries on Your Construction Site

Falls are the number one killer in construction; the sad reality is most fall-related deaths could have been prevented by proper fall protection.  There is a lot to learn about fall protection; the systems to help avoid a fall and … Continue reading

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