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Keeping the Chill Out: Advice for Preventing Cold Stress

Baby, it’s cold outside. But for anyone who works outside or in a cold environment, this is no joke. You may be at risk for cold stress. This includes outdoor jobs involving construction or agriculture as well as indoor jobs that involve things like cold storage. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not have a specific standard

Let's Learn More About How to Evaluate Respiratory Protection Choices

Wearing a respirator, whether by choice or because of the requirements of your job, is about protection. There are also other considerations that go into choosing what type of respirator you end up using. Protection, fit, comfort, quality and durability – these are all key criteria that should be considered. Whether you are an expert in making these decisions or

Modern Contractor Magazine Feature: Leading Edge Fall Protection Choices

Working at height can be a risky business. According to U.S. OSHA, “more than 800 construction workers die every year while on the job. Falls are the number one cause of fatalities in construction. Falls cause one of every three construction worker deaths. These falls happen in a split second while workers are on roofs, scaffolds, ladders, bridges, and other

Need Help With Silica Regulations & Standards?

Check out our Complimentary Silica Regulation Online Resources ST. PAUL, Minn.— As you probably know by now in March 2016, OSHA launched the Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Regulation (29 CFR 1926.1153). The new regulation states that employers in the construction industry are expected to continue to take steps either to come into compliance with the new permissible exposure limit

New Snap Hooks Can Help Improve Making Comfortable and Secure Connections

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Traditionally, snap hooks or connectors used in fall protection help provide a secure connection point. However, workers will frequently anchor these connectors incorrectly. In work environments such as construction, tower climbing, scaffolding and steel erection, the use of connectors that are not rated for transverse loads may present inherent risks. If incorrectly anchored, hooks not designed for

OH&S Magazine Confined Space Feature: Addressing Heat Stress Concerns

This article originally appeared in the August 2020 edition of OH&S Magazine. Working in confined spaces can be extremely dangerous. Workers may be exposed to mechanical and atmospheric hazards. In certain situations, the temperature cannot be controlled and workers are exposed to heat stress. The good thing is, many accidents and injuries can be avoided through the correct application of

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