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Stay safe when using portable generators

Portable generators can be found in many workplaces. Among the risks users face, according to OSHA, are shocks and electrocution from improper use of power or unintentionally energizing other electrical systems, and fires from improperly refueling the generator or not storing fuel correctly.
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Communication tower work hazards

Falling from height, electrical hazards, inclement weather, equipment failure and structural collapse of towers are some of the hazards that communication tower workers face, according to OSHA. The agency recorded 13 communication tower-related fatalities in 2013, 12 in 2014, three in 2015 and six in 2016.


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Extension cord safety

If extension cords are used at your workplace or jobsite, workers should be aware of a number of safety “do’s” and “don’ts” before plugging in a cord, according to the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation.
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