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Construction Safety

Are Smartphones Smart to Use on a Job Site?

Communication is critical on construction sites. Whether for coordinating movement of materials or issuing warnings, it is important that workers be able to clearly communicate with each other. Audio devices (e.g. radios, cell phones) can help increase the speed and fidelity of communication between workers. While radios provide good voice communications between workers, there are some potential inherent problems: Half-duplex

Valley Fever: Taking Precautions if You Work Outdoors

Cases of Valley fever have been increasing, but many are not aware of this fungal agent and that it can be quite dangerous. What is Valley Fever? Valley fever (Coccidioidomycosis) is caused by inhalation of the spores of Coccidioides immitis fungus. The fungus is commonly found in the soil of southwestern states of the United States, and more likely to

How Competent is Your Silica Competent Person?

It’s a key part for OSHA Construction Silica compliance to ensure you have a competent person on site, but you may be wondering what it takes to be a competent person as required by the new standard. ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines a competent person as an individual who is capable of identifying

Do You Know How to Comply with the OSHA Silica Regulation?

Have you taken the necessary steps to comply with the new OSHA silica standard? ST. PAUL, Minn.—  3M has resources developed by safety professionals and certified industrial hygienists to help you on the journey to comply with new US OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1153 regulation. You should be well on your way to doing a variety of actions to help you

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