Construction Safety

Occupational Safety, Industrial Safety, Construction Safety: Although the risk differ, all safety programs have basically the same approach.

1) Identification of the hazard
2) Evaluating the consequences
3) Removing or managing the risk

No two days are the same on a construction project. In an ever changing environment a new hazard can suddenly appear without notice. Moving equipment, open trenches, tripping hazards, electrical hazards and many others are all too common. Fortunately its not a lost cause. There are established safe practices, rules, regulations, and historical data to help eliminate the hazards and manage the risk.

Presented here are articles written to improve the knowledge base of safety hazards and working solutions.
  • Tailgate Safety Meeting Topics - Free Topics for use in holding weekly safety meetings.

  • Construction Job Site Safety Audit -  9 Common Construction Site Safety Issues

  • OSHA Issues Guidance On The Selection And Use Of Slings.

  • Near Miss Accident - Potential safety hazards can be recognized through near miss accidents.

  • Heat Acclimation - is one of the best defenses against heat stress injury and heat related fatalities.

  • Guide to OSHA ScaffoldingA handy guide to finding and organizing OSHA requirements for scaffolds

  • Confined Space - The nine parts of a comprehensive yet efficient confined space safety program .

  • Explosive Chemicals. - How Dangerous are They? Article by Thomas Yoon

  • Respirators  - The Respiratory Safety Policy

  • Engulfment.  - The capture of a person by a liquid or granular material

  • Scissor Lift. -  The Safe use of Scissor Lifts.

  • Electrical Arc Flash Incidents - Arc fash incidents are hazardoul but preventable

  • Construction Safety is Attitude - sp;  The most important element in construction safety or industrial safety is a good attitude toward accident prevention and hazard

  • The Safety Task Assignment (STA) - The safety task assignment is a procedure used to make an effective safety audit for a task before it is assigned

  • Assured Equipment Grounding Conductor Program - The occupational safety and health act (OSHA) gives construction site employers two options for protecting workers from electrical shock while using portable tools and extension cords.

  • Rope Access - Industrial rope access techniques offer a comprehensive range of work at height solutions for tasks in difficult access areas

  • Scaffold Safety -  Effectively Managing Worker Safety on a Scaffold. Planking is the number one cause of scaffold accidents and fatalities.

  • Woodworking Tool Hazards - 

  • Hand and Power Tools - The safe use of hand and power tools

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Conservative Tests and Treatments Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Construction Safety Tips -  Construction work can indeed be dangerous.

  • Active & Passive Fall ProtectionThe first step to eliminating a fall hazard is passive fall protection

  • Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awarness - Asbestos Dangers Facing Construction Workers Today

  • Asbestos Abatement -  Asbestos Dangers Facing Construction Workers Today

  • What is Manganism? -  What is Manganism? Welders Disease? Author: Michael Monheit, Esquire,

  • What is being done about welding fumes - What is being done about manganese exposure causing manganism?

  • Hipot Safety - Safety Precautions for High Voltage Testing

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