The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publishes a safety inspection checklist designed to help employers look over their workplaces and make sure they meet OSHA safety requirements. Before getting a safety inspection employers should go over the checklist to make sure they will pass. The checklist covers many standard OSHA regulations that apply to [...]
Silica Safe Dust containing silica is common on construction sites. The illnesses caused by breathing silica dust, such as silicosis, are incurable – but they are preventable. This website is a one-stop source of information to help contractors, workers, and other stakeholders prevent silica-related illnesses. This site includes the tools and information needed to identify [...]
RF Radiation What is RF Radiation? Radiofrequency (RF) radiation, a type of non-ionizing radiation, is the energy used to transmit wireless information. At low levels it is not considered a hazard. But at the levels produced by telecommunications equipment, including radio, television, and cellular antennas, RF radiation can "pose a considerable health risk"1 for workers. [...]
The National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction Final Report on the 2014 & 2015 Safety Stand Downs: A quantitative and qualitative analysis on data collected from OSHA’s Stand Down Certificate of Participation database Jessica Bunting, MPH CPWR – The Center for Construction Research & Training October 2015 For more information from OSHA
Safety and Health Topics | Occupational Heat Exposure Many people are exposed to heat on some jobs, outdoors or in hot indoor environments. Operations involving high air temperatures, radiant heat sources, high humidity, direct physical contact with hot objects, or strenuous physical activities have a high potential for causing heat-related illness. Click here for more [...]
Always strive to have proactive construction workers and teams. Make every effort to eliminate unsafe working conditions and decreasing unsafe acts to work toward safer construction site environments for everybody involved.