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A Guide to OSHA Standards for Roof Tarping Safety

Roofing is one of the most dangerous areas of the construction industry. In fact, 34 percent of fatal falls happen in roof work, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. As a result, the government agency recently urged contractors to be aware of the dangers of roof tarping. The OSHA standards for roof tarping outlines the dangers and the ways in which you can protect your workforce. Read more

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How to Receive Occupational Health and Safety Recognition

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

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How to Comply with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard

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

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Safety Tips for Working in Trenches and Excavations

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