Employers in the skilled trades have a particular obligation to pay attention to occupational health and safety. But, how do you know if your workplace is safe enough, according to current government standards? The easiest way to find out is to request to join OSHA’s Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program. Read more
Contracting companies who manufacture, transport, distribute and/or use hazardous chemicals have a responsibility to inform and protect their workers. OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard officially establishes a worker’s right to know about the chemicals they may be exposed to in the workplace. Read more
Thousands of workers across the country fall victim to occupational heat exposure every year. Some even die. In fact, over 40 percent of those deaths occur in the construction industry. These preventable incidents can affect anyone working as a contractor in hot weather regardless of their age or condition.
As summer begins, learn how you can prevent your workers from getting unnecessarily sick in the sun. Read more
On May 11, OSHA began enforcing a new beryllium standard in the workplace that the government estimates could save the lives of 94 workers annually. Read more
Nationally, two workers are killed each month in trenches and excavations as a result of cave-ins, falls and other unfortunate accidents. Although this work can pose serious safety hazards, some of these deaths could have been prevented. If your contracting company works with earth removal, these safety tips could one day save a life. Read more