Health Hazards

Person in Cold WeatherHealth Hazards

Recognize the Symptoms of Cold Stress, It Could Save a Life

Do you know how to recognize the symptoms of frost bite and hypothermia and what to do if you see those dangerous signs in yourself or your co-worker? Anyone working in a cold environment, inside or outside, is at risk.

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Construction Worker Having a Stressful DayHealth Hazards

Learn How to Recognize the Common Causes of Job Stress

Challenging work doesn't have to be stressful work. But what's the difference? There are many causes of job stress that workers and employers should recognize.

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Hazardous Chemical in a Work EnvironmentHealth Hazards

Hazard Communication Awareness and Workers' Right to Know

The goal of OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) standard is to ensure that employers and workers know about chemical hazards in the workplace and how to best protect themselves.

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First Responder Providing First AidHealth Hazards

Train All Workers on the Dangers of Bloodborne Pathogens

It’s not just first responders and health care workers that need to be concerned about bloodborne pathogens. Any employee on clean-up duty or administering first aid has the opportunity to be exposed!

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Worker Using Portable Grinder to Cut Stone, Creating Dust in the AirHealth Hazards

Reduce Exposure to Silica Dust to Ensure the Safety of Workers

More than 2 million construction workers and nearly 300,000 industry workers in the US are exposed to silica dust on the job. A written exposure control plan should be part of the workplace safety program for any organization that has employees that could potentially be exposed to silica dust.

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Worker Drinking Bottled WaterHealth Hazards

Dehydration Isn't Just a Health Hazard in the Summer Heat

Dehydration isn’t just an issue to be aware of in the summer months or when working in an environment with higher than average temperatures. Dehydration can become serious for everyone, no matter the time of year or work environment if enough fluids are not consumed throughout the work day.

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Asbestos Sign on HouseHealth Hazards

Asbestos is Still a Job Hazard and Your Workers Need to Know

In addition to the physical hazards that can be found in construction and general industry work environments, there are many health hazards that workers should be aware of for their own protection. Most workers have heard of asbestos but may not understand why it should be a concern.

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Man Coughing into ElbowHealth Hazards

Cover Your Cough: Stop the Spread of Germs and Viruses at Work

Cover your mouth, wash your hands with soap, and throw your tissues away. Now, more than ever, these simple steps can help protect everyone at work from the germs and viruses that make us sick.

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House with Sign, Lead Keep OutHealth Hazards

Lead is Still a Workplace Health Hazard You Should Know About

If your house was built after 1978 you may think lead isn't something you need to give a second thought to... but the workplace may offer the greatest potential for exposure. More than 1.5 million workers are potentially exposed to lead as a result of their jobs.

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Man Lifting a BoxHealth Hazards

Proper Lifting Techniques at Work Help You Avoid Back Injury

No awkward twisting, don't lift over your head, don't handle objects incorrectly, use proper technique, keep it close... great advice for a few different situations, but let’s focus proper lifting.

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MesotheliomaHealth Hazards

Mesothelioma Facts, Risks and Prevention

It can take years for a person exposed to asbestos to develop symptoms. Once the disease sets in, it can spread, and there's no cure. The greater the exposure the greater the risk. Learn more so you don’t become a statistic.

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Woman Getting Nasal Spray Flu VaccineHealth Hazards

Prevention is Better Than Cure When It Comes to Seasonal Flu

The more employees and managers are educated on the best ways to prevent the flu and stay healthy during the winter months, the more productive everyone will be on the job.

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Proper Chemical Safety TipsHealth Hazards

Educate Your Staff on the Best Practices for Chemical Safety

Following these tips can reduce safety risks for employees who work with or around chemicals. Learn more about proper chemical safety tips and then access a great infographic you can share in your workplace.

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Carbon MonoxideHealth Hazards

Carbon Monoxide is Colorless, Odorless, Tasteless and Deadly

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas that is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. CO can be found in areas where workers may be burning materials such as wood, coal, or oil or using fuels such as gasoline or kerosene. Make sure your crew knows what to do to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Contains Lead, Sign on TankHealth Hazards

Lead Poisoning is Still a Health Hazard for Construction Workers

We know how to prevent lead poisoning so why is it still a health hazard for construction workers? Safety meetings on health hazards are just as important as the safety meeting on physical hazards.

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Woman blowing her nose into a hankerchiefHealth Hazards

Take Seasonal Flu Seriously: Don't Work Through It, Get Rest

It's everywhere. The person coughing next to you as you on the subway. The pile of used tissues on your co-worker's desk. A family member with a fever. Take it seriously and stay home if you get sick.

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Busy Schedule Can Be High StressHealth Hazards

Stress Prevention Can Be Incorporated Into Your Safety Program

If you are an employer that knows your employees are facing high stress situations on a regular basis, then you need to incorporate stress prevention and management into your safety training program.

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Man at Home, Upset by Drug and Alcohol ConsumptionHealth Hazards

Substance Abuse Often Leads to an Increase in Workplace Injuries

Daily tasks at work may require alertness, concentration, and accurate reflexes. When these qualities are impaired due to drug or alcohol use then incidents may occur or there may be a disruption in the accuracy and efficiency of work. Drug and alcohol use can affect job attendance and performance.

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Workers Shoveling SnowHealth Hazards

How to Prevent Cold Stress Illness at Work, Inside or Outside

Cold stress isn't just a hazard for outdoor workers. What are the best ways to prevent cold stress injuries and illnesses and what is the best clothing to wear in cold environments?

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Outdoor Construction Worker, Working in the SunHealth Hazards

Prevent Heat Stress 3 Ways: Water, Rest and Shade to Stay Safe

There are many factors that increase a worker's chance of suffering from the effects of a heat-related illness. Make sure everyone on the team understands the best ways to prevent heat stress and allows themselves the opportunity to drink water and take breaks in the shade when needed.

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Construction Worker Sweating OutdoorsHealth Hazards

When Cramps Lead to Stroke, Recognize Heat Stress Symptoms

Sometimes just taking a break and drinking more water is not enough. Extreme Heat causes more deaths every year than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, earthquakes and floods combined! Learn how to recognize the deadly symptoms of heat-related illnesses.

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Road Construction WorkersHealth Hazards

Avoid Back Injuries With These Workplace Safety Tips

Don't put yourself in a position where you bend over...and you can't get back up. And you definitely don't want this to happen at work. Follow these workplace safety tips to protect your back.

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