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Congratulations to CORE Safety Group’s Charlie Sharp, Safety Advisor, who achieved his Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST) certification on October 14th.

Posted: November 1, 2017 | Tags:

Recently an apprentice electrician was helping install lightning protection at a construction project. It was the employee's first day on the project. While preparing to install electrical equipment, the apprentice was clearing the area of debris to make room for the operation. The employee lifted a piece of plywood that was covering approximately a 36" by 36" hole. The employee stepped forward into the uncovered hole and fell approximately 42 feet to the bottom of a concrete tank.

Posted: October 31, 2017 | Tags:

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new standard for construction went into effect on September 23rd of this year, outlining stricter limitations on the amount of silica dust, or respirable crystalline silica, that can be inhaled by workers on construction sites.

Posted: October 27, 2017 | Tags:

The use, storage, and handling of oils are common occurrences at construction sites. One of EPA’s top priorities is to prevent, prepare for, and respond to oil spills that occur in and around “Waters of the United States.” Authorized under the Clean Water Act, EPA’s oil spill prevention program includes the Spill Prevention, Control, and Counter measure (SPCC) regulations in 40 CFR 112.

Posted: October 24, 2017 | Tags:

The National Fire Protection Association’s Fire Prevention Week is October 8-14 and offers a good opportunity to review fire prevention plans and promote fire safety on construction sites.

Posted: October 4, 2017 |

A recent article in Safety + Health magazine reported that a National Safety Council survey of 3,000 workers across the United States revealed that more than half of the workforce is not trained in basic first aid or CPR.

Posted: September 27, 2017 |

Hand tools make jobs easier and are a necessary part of construction. But, they can also present just as much danger on a job site as larger construction equipment. Knowing the hazards of hand tools and how to combat these dangers can protect your team from harm.

Posted: September 20, 2017 |

Visit an active commercial building site, and you may see EIFS insulating board being installed. If you see this, you will likely also observe foam pellets, or particulate fines, drifting in the air or scattered on the ground.

Posted: September 13, 2017 | Tags:

The construction industry is one of the most dangerous in the world. Construction workers are exposed to chemicals, electricity, heavy equipment and machinery, heights, and extreme heat on a regular basis. As a result, 20% of occupational fatalities and injuries are construction-related, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Posted: August 29, 2017 | Tags:

Dewatering is often needed when stormwater accumulates in trenches, manholes, foundation excavations, and other areas of construction jobsites.

Posted: August 9, 2017 | Tags:

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