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3 First-Aid Tips for a Safer Construction Site

Accidents happen in every type of workplace in America. However, accidents involving construction equipment or hammer breakers on a construction site can be much costlier, sometimes resulting in serious injury or even death. While OSHA requires that construction sites have trained first-aid providers on-site if there is no “infirmary, clinic, or hospital in near proximity to the workplace which is used for the treatment of all injured employees,” construction site managers can do more to protect their employees. Read on to learn about how you can empower employees to administer first-aid in the event of an emergency.Read More

4 Ear Protection Tips for the Construction Site

October was National Protect Your Hearing Month—what were you doing to help keep your workers’ ears protected? Hearing loss doesn’t just affect your employees’ abilities on the job—it can also have long-lasting social and psychological effects as well. Therefore, consider implementing a few of these hearing protection tips on your construction site.Read More

Why Do Employees Fail to Report Safety Violations?

According to research from the National Safety Council’s Journal of Safety Research, construction workers often fail to report injuries and OSHA violations that they see on the job site. A staggering 72% of workers surveyed admitted to hiding an injury or violation from their supervisors. A construction site can be an incredibly dangerous place, filled with heavy machinery ranging from new bulldozers to used hydraulic breakers that can cause serious injury or even death in the event that safety standards are not adhered to.Read More