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Why is the Occupational Safety and Health at Worksites Vital?

We work to live and not vice-versa! That is why living is more important than working. Construction is indisputably a very risky profession with one of the highest fatality rates. On average, about 3% (or 60,000) of construction workers get injured at the site while 4% (or 80,000) suffer from work-related illnesses annually. To gain further insights, let’s look at the statistics for the 2014-2015 period: 142 construction workers died while working on site 611,000 cases of injury – minor and major – was recorded within a construction site A whopping 27.3 million workdays were lost due to on-site injury...

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Protect Your Construction Worksite with Guardrail Systems

Construction worksites can be very dangerous places. There are usually lots of pedestrian construction employees and operators with bulldozers, excavators, cranes, trucks, etc. that move about the site. Taking a few extra steps to protect employees, equipment, and construction worksite can make all the difference. Guardrail systems make for an excellent cost-effective solution. Most people are familiar with a guardrail and have seen it on the shoulder of mountain roads, freeways, and expressways to keep drivers safe. This same rail can be used to protect your construction worksite, and eliminate or minimize damage related to fall, workplace accidents, and collisions....

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Respiratory Protection – Everything You Must Know.

Respiratory protection is not well practiced in the construction industry that’s why respiratory hazards are very common at the construction worksites. The World Health Organization (WHO) ranked respiratory diseases as the leading causes of death and disability in the world. The Center for Construction, Research, and Training (CPWR) reported that construction trade workers had a higher percentage of deaths from diseases of the respiratory system than their white-collar counterparts (13.4% against 8.9%). In addition to physical suffering, the annual costs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to the nation from medical bills and absenteeism alone were $36 billion in 2010, and...

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Personal Protective Equipment for Construction: What You Must Know

The construction industry’s work zone hazard curve can be flattened by observing strict adherence to the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as slated by OSHA