When do you need a hearing conservation program?
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Silica is a common mineral found in the earth’s surface. Many widely used building products contain silica such as glass, pottery, ceramics, bricks, and artificial stone. When part of a solid, silica doesn’t pose much of a hazard. It’s when those building materials are modified or altered is when silica can become dangerous.
No one wants to think about that feeling. You’re on stable ground until, suddenly, you’re not. The world is whipping by and gravity is having its way with you.
When you’re thinking about workplace safety solutions, a reflective vest might seem like a small thing.
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When you’re trying to stay on top of building materials, chances are good that you’re focused primarily on the project.
Out of all the physical ailments that can afflict construction workers, hearing loss is perhaps one of the best-known and least-addressed.
Your workers deserve safe and fair working conditions. But before labor unions, they didn’t have much power to negotiate for such conditions.
Out of the 4,674 worker fatalities in the private sector in 2017, 20.7% of them were in construction, or about 1 in 5 worker deaths.
Construction workers face some of the most difficult working conditions in the entire workforce. They face falls, heavy machinery, electrocution, and asbestos, to name a few.
In the summer of 2018, someone snapped a photo of a construction worker in Ithaca, NY. He was working without a harness or guardrails to protect him from falling, and he was photographed walking across scaffolding while holding a wooden board. That photo was sent to OSHA, which launched an investigation into the incident shortly thereafter. By January 2019, citations for serious violations were assessed on the general contractor and the scaffolding company, a subcontractor. Tompkins County Workers’ Center has since claimed responsibility for submitting report to OSHA.
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