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Near Misses Are Valuable Opportunities to Improve Workplace Safety Part 2

Near misses are often seen as insignificant and are not reported. However, near misses should be seen as a chance to proactively resolve issues at your jobsite that are not functioning as they should. As OSHA defense attorneys, we strongly recommend that you encourage all workers to report any type of health and safety issue […]

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Near Misses Are Valuable Opportunities to Improve Workplace Safety Part 1

Construction site accidents occur because of unsafe conditions and unsafe acts in the workplace. Some of these accidents result in an injury and in some cases, a fatality. At other times, there are what we call near-miss incidents where a worker is fortunate enough to escape what could potentially be serious injury or death. As […]

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The Dangers of Working at High Altitudes

Humans experience adverse physical effects at altitudes above 1,500 meters. Since air pressure is low at high altitudes, oxygen is scarce and lungs require more effort to deliver oxygen into the bloodstream. Although the majority of major construction projects take place at altitudes where humans don’t need to acclimate, developments in parts of Bolivia, Peru, […]

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6 Things You Should Know Before Entering a Job Site Part 2

A construction site can be an exceptionally dangerous place if you aren’t familiar working construction in a physical capacity. There are many situations where general contractors must enter the construction site to interface with construction managers, foremen, and other important figures on site, or they might have to chauffer an owner to a site to […]

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6 Things You Should Know Before Entering a Job Site Part 1

Construction professionals are acclimated to the inherent dangers of the job site, but if you’ve never set foot on a construction site before, you could be caught off guard by the unheralded hazards that arise during construction. Construction workers deal with heavy machinery, sharp tools, toxic chemicals, and more, all while working on uneven surfaces […]

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What is 811?

There are over twenty million miles of buried utilities beneath the earth’s surface that are vital to everyday living. Whether you’re installing a new mailbox or excavating to install base support for an upcoming construction project, you should call 811 before picking up the shovel or starting the engine on a bulldozer. 811 is the […]

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Utilizing Safety Software Programs on Construction Projects Part 2

Although technology in the construction industry is generally focused on how to effectively and efficiently complete construction work, it can also be greatly beneficial to providing workers with a safer workplace. In this two-part article series, our OSHA lawyers are discussing the importance of utilizing digital applications at your workplace to not only produce successful […]

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Utilizing Safety Software Programs on Construction Projects Part 1

As more digital applications are being utilized on construction sites to effectively complete construction work, there has been more and more emphasis recently on implementing this technology into effective safety practices on projects as well. With the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) having recently required that “high risk” businesses (like construction) electronically submit their […]

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Basic Tips for Preventing Construction Accidents Part 1

Construction workers have one of deadliest jobs in America. Construction accidents are common because jobsites are littered with safety hazards that can seriously injure and, in some cases, even kill workers. The leading cause of worker deaths are accidents involving falls, electrocution, getting struck by an object, or getting caught in or between an object. […]

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Basic Tips for Preventing Construction Accidents Part 2

The costs of construction-related accidents are astronomical and impact owners, general contractors, and subcontractors in different ways. This includes the cost of securing the legal services of an OSHA lawyer to fight complaints issued by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) against your company. However, these accidents are preventable, and this two-part article is […]

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