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Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure for Plumbers

- July 16, 2018 by Tom Keel (View all posts by Tom)
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WHAT ARE  BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS? Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms in blood, bodily fluids and feces that can cause serious diseases in humans. The most common bloodborne pathogens to which plumbers are exposed to are hepatitis B, hepatitis C and the Human …  Read more …

Scissor Lifts: An Efficient Alternative to Ladders

- July 9, 2018 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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If you’re in the construction business or warehousing industry, you’ve likely had an occasion to use a scissor lift to reach an elevated area. When this equipment is used in the manner that it was designed, it’s quite safe. It …  Read more …

Falling: It Can Happen to Anyone

- May 10, 2018 by Asher Sweet (View all posts by Asher)
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On a wet day in the spring of 2015, my previous employer had just finished a complete rebuild of our fall protection system for loading rail cars and tractor trailers. This was to help combat a string of fatalities that …  Read more …

Are You Using the Right Fall Protection?

- May 9, 2018 by Wisith Jiengwattana (View all posts by Wisith)
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When working from an elevated scissors lift (ANSI A92.6 series), workers need only be protected from falling by a properly designed and maintained guardrail system. However, if the guardrail system is less than adequate, or the worker leaves the safety …  Read more …

Construction Fall Prevention – Non-Routine Fall Protection

- May 8, 2018 by Mark Yeck (View all posts by Mark)
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During work at heights, non-routine fall hazards are often overlooked in job plans, fall protection plans, and Job Safety Analysis. This can include transitioning from one working level to another before the working levels are finished (and guarded) or leading edge …  Read more …

Preventing Injuries from Falling is as Easy as 1-2-3

- May 7, 2018 by Chris Calleri, CSP (View all posts by Chris)
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Falling from heights continues to be the number one killer of construction workers, with 370 deaths in 2016 (BLS data).  Each one of these fatal injuries were preventable if three simple steps were followed: 1. Plan for the job 2. …  Read more …