Mounting and Dismounting Heavy Equipment
The proper procedure for mounting and dismounting construction equipment will vary, depending on the machine.
Even though the nature of construction itself can be dangerous, prevention is the key to keeping all workers safe. The difference between life and death in tenuous situations typically comes down to the competency of all individuals involved in the construction process.
Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, and as the statistics show, hundreds of workers die each year and thousands more suffer debilitating injuries. Still, death because of improper fall protection is one of the the most frequently cited violations from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. To raise awareness of the severity of this common construction site hazard, thousands of companies and much more than a million workers across the country joined OSHA in 2014 for a weeklong National Safety Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. This year’s Safety Stand Down is being held from May 4-15, 2015.
Uncontaminated air is anticipated in the present industrial work environment. The utilization of chemical compounds, a lot of that are extremely dangerous, can result in concentrations that approach or exceed exposure limits in particulate, fumes, mists or vapors.
Also, excessive heat will make a work environment uncomfortable and dangerous. Successful properly-created industrial ventilation methods could reduce the hazards produced problems and by these chemical.
A new study in the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) examines thirty years of hearing loss trends experienced by workers exposed to noise while at work, across various businesses. The analysis, released by the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, discovered that while progress has been made in lessening the risk of hearing loss within most business sectors, additional efforts are needed within the Mining, Construction, and Social and Health Care Assistance sectors.
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As of April 1, 2015, Emilcott will begin offering a new service to small businesses everywhere. These Safety Health and Regulatory Programs, also known as SHARP, are written health and safety plans that will be offered to clients to assist them reach their safety goals and meet regulatory compliance standards. This subscription based health and safety program is flexible, scalable, affordable and will be 100% customized for each and every client.
Below are the top 10 things you need to know about Respiratory Protection and Fit testing. For more detailed information on training and fit testing visit our website and click on the training icon.