The majority of work-related eye injuries are a result of flying or falling objects or sparks striking the eye. Other common potential hazards include fumes, vapors, chemical splashes, and extremely bright or hazardous light, such as from welding. A job hazard assessment performed prior to the start of a particular task will determine the type of… Read more »
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Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas produced whenever organic materials burn. When breathed, CO displaces oxygen from the bloodstream, which damages vital organs and can be fatal. CO produced in an enclosed space can kill a person within minutes. It can also be flammable in high enough concentrations. The best protection is to… Read more »
Proper housekeeping in office locations, on construction sites, and fixed work facilities is essential to prevent fires as well as injuries resulting from slips, trips, and falls.
Crosswalks are the extension of the sidewalk or shoulder across an intersection and can be marked or not. Marked crosswalks also exist between intersections. Stop for pedestrians in crosswalks and stay stopped until they’ve cleared the adjacent lane. Always stop or park behind crosswalks, not in them. Never pass a car stopped at a crosswalk…. Read more »
How to protect yourself in cold environments.
Following a few basic guidelines of proper ladder use and safety are the first step in preventing injuries. A few tips include: Use the appropriate ladder for the job. Inspect the ladder for defects before using. Check to see if fall protection is needed. Place on a stable and level ground. Assure that load capacity… Read more »
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Falls are the leading cause of death in construction. Learn how to plan and prevent…
Winter weather creates a variety of hazards that can significantly impact everyday tasks and work activities. Learn how to prepare for work during the winter…https://www.osha.gov/dts/weather/winter_weather/index.html