Tag Archives: Safety

4 Tips to Operating a Forklift Safely

Safety is a vital priority to companies that own forklifts. It is vitally important to have a consistent, well-communicated safety plan in place for all those who operate forklifts. You may not be able to eliminate every accident, but you can limit your liability and the costs of unexpected repair and maintenance when your forklift […]

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How to Build Safety Commitment in the Workplace

Workers’ safety is among the top priorities on every company’s itinerary, but listing safety standards is only half the battle. Employees must be encouraged to commit to these guidelines and to feel accountable when they are broken. Although punishing workers for not following safety rules will reduce the likelihood of the same incident happening again, […]

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Safety Tips To Remember When Using Construction Equipment

“Safety First” – It’s an Age-Old Motto For a Reason! Safety is of uppermost importance to anyone on a job site. Workers must always be concerned about their personal safety, as well as the safety of their peers. Construction managers and Foremen must be concerned with the health and welfare of their teams, as well […]

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Trencher Safety Promoted by Ditch Witch Organization

The Charles Machine Works (CMW®), Inc., manufacturer of Ditch Witch underground construction equipment, has launched a series of informative articles designed to improve jobsite safety and productivity of anyone who operates underground construction equipment. This initial article covers the basics of operating trenchers safely. The Basics of Safe Trencher Operation Thanks to advances in technology, […]

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How Asbestos Exposure Affects Construction Workers

Thanks to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) asbestos regulations, today’s construction industry is much safer than it was in previous decades. Overall rates of occupational illnesses have decreased by 67 percent since the organization started addressing worksite hazards in the 1970s. Mandatory asbestos surveillance, permissible exposure limits and optional engineering controls for class […]

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10 Hot-Weather Safety Tips for Construction

Keeping a crew safe on a jobsite presents unique challenges when the mercury creeps above 90 degrees. Heat stress is increasingly being recognized for contributing to the rapid onset of fatigue, distraction, inattention to details and other deficiencies. Rule No. 1 is to maintain proper hydration. This sounds logical, but there are practical challenges. Here […]

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Kubota Encourages Customers to Hang Up Their Cell Phones and Avoid Tractor Distractors

It is common knowledge that texting while driving a car increases your risk of an accident; even talking with a hands-free device requires the brain to multitask and can be risky behavior. The same goes for driving a tractor or using other heavy equipment. Today's tech tools – like cell phones, music devices, or tablets […]

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