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Controlling Silica Dust

The Dangers of Silica Exposure What is silicosis? Silicosis is a disease of the lungs caused primarily by the breathing of dust containing crystalline silica particles. This dust can cause fibrosis or scar tissue formations in the lungs…

Where Are The Skilled Tradesmen?

Having a tough time finding enough skilled workers to bid on bigger projects? You’re not alone. At HD Supply Construction & Industrial - White Cap we see the challenge some of our customers are facing first hand. In some busy markets,…

How To Choose The Right Hard Hat

What does a hard hat do to actually protect you? Hard hats were one of the first safety items to be considered essential to a construction worker’s safety. An early version was a cloth cap sporting a varnished leather brim worn by gold and…

Protection From Falling Objects

Falling objects are a bigger threat than you might think. According to OSHA, there were 937 workers in private sector construction killed on the job in 2015. Being struck by an object on the jobsite accounted for almost 10 percent of those…