Items Tagged with 'Construction site safety'

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NOISE EXPOSURE IN CONSTRUCTION

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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SCAFFOLDING SAFETY

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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12 steps to strengthen construction site safety

In a white paper, "Building a Proactive Safety Culture in the Construction Industry" by the Philadelpia-based ACE Group, George Cesarini, Geoffrey Hall and Matthew Kupiec of ACE's Construction unit discuss the need for construction companies to build a culture of safety that is ingrained at all levels, beginning at the top.
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Watch your step

Work-related falls can result in severe injuries and death. According to the National Safety Council, falls to a lower level were the second leading cause of workplace fatalities in 2009, behind highway crashes.
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