Confined Spaces

By David Finleyson In Construction, Safety Tips No comments

A ‘confined or enclosed space’ means any space having a limited means of access and egress, which is subject to the accumulation of toxic or flammable contaminants, has an oxygen deficient atmosphere, or could possibly cause suffocation due to entry of liquids, granules, etc. or harm from corrosives, acids, etc. Confined or enclosed spaces include […]

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FALLS ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN CONSTRUCTION.

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In 2015, there were 350 fatal falls to a lower level out of 937 construction fatalities (BLS data). These deaths are preventable. PLAN ahead to get the job done safely When working from heights, employers must plan projects to ensure that the job is done safely. Begin by deciding how the job will be done, what […]

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Chemical Inventory

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One part of the Hazard Communication Standard is the chemical Inventory. Most chemicals in the construction industry fall into four categories. FLAMMABLES, CORROSIVES & IRRITANTS, COMPRESSED GASSES, and TOXIC AGENTS. Typically we would find most of these around our work site. Can you think of any FLAMMABLES that are used? Of course, the main one […]

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