Items Tagged with 'Construction worker safety'



Creating a ‘sound’ hearing conservation program

The challenges of limiting noise exposure in the construction industry
OSHA requires employers to have a hearing conservation program for construction workers whose noise exposure exceeds 90 dBA – but does not provide specifics. Taking into account challenges such as a transient workforce and outdoor environments, what are the most important elements of a hearing conservation program for construction workers?
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Backing up vehicles safely

From 2005 to 2010, dump trucks, semi-trailers, trucks, forklifts, garbage trucks and pickup trucks were involved in nearly 200 workplace backover deaths, according to OSHA.
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Temporary structure, permanent safety

Help keep employees safe during all stages of scaffolding work
Scaffolding continues to occupy a spot on OSHA’s yearly Top 10 list of most-cited violations. Experts say the structures must be treated with respect and caution from the time they’re being constructed to when they’re put to use.
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