Safety Toolbox

Preventing Fires on the Jobsite

Three Steps to Jobsite Fire Safety Contractors are responsible for developing fire prevention and fire protection programs on their job sites. While fires on construction sites are not common, they still happen. Most fires are small and localized in nature, but without the proper precautions they can cause significant damage and even loss of life.…
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Jobsite Safety

Silica Safety Fines Are Here

Not Silica Safety Compliant? Think enforcement of the September 2017 silica safety regulation isn’t a high priority for workplace safety officials? Better think again. OSHA and state safety agencies are aggressively ramping up inspections…

Ladder Safety Tips for Pros

Ladder Safety Improper ladder use can lead to fatalities Unfortunately, one of the tools concrete contractors use most often can be the most dangerous. Improper ladder use plays a part in one of every three fatalities on today’s jobsites.…

Scaffolding Safety On The Job

Sizing up scaffold safety Concrete repair is one of the fastest growing segments in the construction industry. Some experts believe this market will top $21 billion annually in a few years. Concrete contractors are understandably drawn to…

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…

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…

How To Choose The Right Ladder

It’s not just about how much you weigh by yourself. Be sure to think about who else will be using the ladder. When choosing a ladder make sure to include the weight of the items you’ll be wearing as well as the things you’ll be carrying up …