Site Safety

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Safety Tips to Avoid Common Construction Site Hazards

Common construction site hazards along with guidance on specific items that need to be included in the construction company's workplace safety program.

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Worker pushing a hand truck with two boxes on it.Site Safety

Hand Truck Loading and Maneuvering Safety Precautions

While hand trucks can reduce risks associated with manual lifting, there are still safety precautions to follow when hand trucks are used for materials handling.

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RattlesnakeSite Safety

Beware of Rattlesnakes in Outdoor Work Areas

Recognizable to most, and found in almost all work areas outdoors, rattlesnakes can be encountered in work environments across the United States.

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Orange and white street barricade with two signs that say Detour and Crosswalk Closed.Site Safety

Barricades are an Important Component of Work Area Safety

If there is a potential hazard appropriate barricades must be in place. Do you know what can safely be used as a barricade if used properly?

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Supervisor wearing a hard hat and safety vest is overseeing the recycling plant with several conveyor systems.Site Safety

How to Protect Workers from Conveyor-Related Hazards

Because conveyor hazards vary, it is important that machine guarding, secondary safeguarding, and lockout/tagout practices are implemented effectively.

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Bee on a FlowerSite Safety

How to Keep Workers Safe from Insects and Bee Stings

For some workers, it's simply a nuisance and hazard of working outdoors, for others, bees and insects can literally put them in a life or death situation.

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Blue industrial drums stacked neatly on pallets three tiers high.Site Safety

Safety Precautions for Stacking Material Indoors and Outdoors

Material stacking safety begins with some basic guidelines that all workers should follow whether stacking manually or mechanically.

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Job Hazard Analysis (JHA): Focus on Incident Prevention

Workplace safety isn't just something that you think about once a month at a safety meeting. Learn more about job hazard analysis and why it's important.

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Use Your Safety Program to Minimize Slip, Trip and Falls

Slip, trip and fall hazards are lurking everywhere on the walking/working surfaces at work, but a good safety program can minimize those risks.

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Laboratory workers in lab coats talking to each other and smiling.Site Safety

Safety Precautions to Keep Laboratory Personnel Safe at Work

Review of general laboratory safety guidelines and practices for personnel working in labs where hazardous chemicals are used and stored.

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Construction worker putting his hand out to signal "stop".Site Safety

How to Prevent, Predict and Respond to Workplace Violence

Gain perspective on the different types of workplace violence, warning signs to be aware of, reporting and investigation guidance, and active shooter scenarios.

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Hazard Signs You Might See at Work and What They Mean

Here are some of the most common variations of hazard signs that you might see in the workplace and how you can interpret their meaning.

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Job Hazard Analysis Review Starts Accident Investigation

When any incident occurs, what is one of the first questions that should be asked, and why is it a good starting point for the investigation?

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Emergency PlanSite Safety

Emergency Action Plans: Be Prepared if the Worst Happens

Do you know what to do if there is an emergency at your workplace? Do you know when to evacuate and when to shelter-in-place? Plan ahead to save lives.

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Fire AntsSite Safety

Tips for Outdoor Workers to Avoid Fire Ants on the Job

Workers should know how to recognize fire ant mounds, how to avoid them and what to do if they unexpectedly get bit and stung while working outdoors.

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Worker wearing gloves spreading out wet concrete during construction.Site Safety

Safety Hazards During Concrete Production and Construction

Concrete is one of the most widely used construction materials and safety hazards exist in all phases of production and construction work with concrete.

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Protect Walking Surfaces From Slip, Trip and Fall Hazards

Slip, trip & fall hazards are lurking everywhere you find walking/working surfaces, but a good workplace health and safety program can minimize those risks.

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Black Widow SpiderSite Safety

Protect Workers from the Bite of Black Widow Spiders

If black widow spiders are present in your area of the country, please raise awareness with employees at least once a year during a safety meeting.

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Hazard Sign and Caution TapeSite Safety

How to Respond in an Active Shooter Situation at Work

A safety meeting on active shooter response is an opportunity to discuss security measures already in place and site-specific details employees should know.

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When Safety Signs and Tags are Needed and What They Mean

Safety signs are the first critical step when it comes to workplace safety to alert everyone to dangers, warnings and safety instructions that shouldn't be missed.

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Coral Snake on MulchSite Safety

Reminders About Coral Snake Dangers for Outdoor Workers

For outdoor workers there may be the opportunity to encounter venomous snakes on the job and safety training should include how to watch for snakes.

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Tips to Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls in the WorkplaceSite Safety

Tips to Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls in the Workplace

The statistics related to slip, trip and fall incidents at work are shocking but there's plenty a business owner can do to prevent unnecessary accidents.

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Two hard hats on a construction site with lightning seen in the background.Site Safety

Lightning Hazards and Safety Precautions for Outdoor Workers

Review lightning hazards and safety recommendations for outdoor workers provided by OSHA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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A large grease trap cover that looks similar to a manhole cover.Site Safety

Workplace Safety Precautions to Prevent Grease Trap Incidents

Safe grease trap design, training, and maintenance, as part of an overall workplace safety and health program, can prevent grease trap‑related incidents.

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Copperhead SnakeSite Safety

Copperhead Snakes Can Be a Threat on Outdoor Job Sites

Copperhead snakes are not usually aggressive but it's important for outdoor workers to understand the threat and know what to do if they see a snake.

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Construction worker at outdoor construction site holding contractor plans and wearing a yellow hardhat.Site Safety

Risks that Contractors and Workers Face on the Job

A robust safety program helps minimize risk to your workforce and keeping your insurance up to date will help your company weather any future liabilities.

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Tick Hazard SignSite Safety

Safety Reminders About Tick Hazards for Outdoor Workers

If employees are working outdoors or in any area where ticks could be present, it would be a good idea to have an annual safety meeting on tick avoidance.

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Job Hazard Analysis Sets Focus on Accident Prevention

Safety isn't just something that you think about once a month at the mandatory HQ meeting. What is a Job Hazard Analysis and why is it important?

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The Dangers of Hazardous Materials in the Workplace

It's critical that workers know about the hazardous materials in their work area like flammable liquids and compressed gas, so they can protect themselves.

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Construction worker holding rebar while wearing gloves and a tool belt.Site Safety

Construction Workers Should Recognize Job Site Rebar Hazards

Review the job site safety precautions all crew members should follow when working with or near rebar on any construction site.

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Signs at the entrance of a construction site.Site Safety

Choose the Best Safety Sign for Every Job Site Situation

Don't assume everyone is aware of clear and present danger, signs are important! If there is a potential hazard, signs must be visible at all times.

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Guarantee Workplace Safety with Smart Building Solutions

Structures that use smart technology solutions are among today’s biggest trends, which promises plenty of benefits that includes safety.

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Cottonmouth SnakeSite Safety

Cottonmouth Snakes Can Be a Threat on Outdoor Job Sites

Cottonmouth and other poisonous snakes can be a real hazard for some workers, and if that's the case they should be trained on how to protect themselves.

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Sign on a gate that says Beware of the Dog, Enter at Your Own Risk.Site Safety

Training and Experience are Key to Occupational Dog Bite Safety

For employees that work outdoors or regularly conduct business in residential neighborhoods, training on dog bite prevention techniques is important.

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Poisonous PlantsSite Safety

Poisonous Plants are Irritating for Outdoor Workers

Workers need to recognize the hazards, avoid contact with potentially harmful plants, and know how to protect themselves on the job.

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Messy Construction AreaSite Safety

Housekeeping Plays an Important Role on Every Job Site

Believe it or not, OSHA cares how neat and tidy you are on the job site. Messy projects mean the potential for OSHA poor housekeeping citations.

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Brown Recluse SpiderSite Safety

How to Recognize the Poisonous Brown Recluse Spider

If brown recluse spiders are present in your area of the country, please raise awareness with employees at least once a year during a safety meeting.

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Protect Workers from Machine and Point-of-Operation Hazards

Moving machine parts have potential to cause severe workplace injuries. Any machine part, function, or process that may cause injury must be safeguarded.

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Crane lifting some rolled material.Site Safety

Workplace Manual and Mechanical Material Handling Safety

Workers must be aware of both manual handling safety concerns and safe equipment operating techniques on the job.

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Page from dictionary showing definition of workplace bullying.Site Safety

Dealing with Unwanted Aggression from a Workplace Bully

Workplace bullying is a health and safety concern for any organization because of the negative impacts that can occur as a result of a hostile work environment.

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Warehouse Worker Pulling Pallet Jack Near Loading DockSite Safety

Safety Precautions to Prevent Injuries on Loading Docks

Loading docks can be high-traffic areas that present a variety of safety hazards that employees need to be aware of during the course of the work day.

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Emergency Action PlanSite Safety

Construction Sites Need Specific Plans for Emergencies

Emergency Action Plans provide site-specific procedures so workers know what is expected and what to do in the event of an emergency.

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Warehouse with neatly stacked flooring planks.Site Safety

Prevent Workplace and Job Site Material Storage Hazards

Applying general safety principles can help reduce workplace and job site incidents involving the moving, handling, and storing of materials.

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