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6 Steps for Improving Construction Housekeeping

Constructions sites can get messy pretty quickly if proper housekeeping is not routinely enforced. Pre and post work assessments can help improve o...

Constructions sites can get messy pretty quickly if proper housekeeping is not routinely enforced. Pre and post work assessments can help improve order, cleanliness, and safety. Here are six practices for better housekeeping.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published November 04, 2019
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Tips to Leave Valley Fever in the Dust

California is mandating Valley fever training for construction workers. Learn about what Valley fever is, how it's contracted, and safety best prac...

California is mandating Valley fever training for construction workers. Learn about what Valley fever is, how it's contracted, and safety best practices to protect workers during soil disturbance activities.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published October 22, 2019
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3 Takeaways from Gastech 2019

Gastech is a large show with great opportunities to look at what the next generation of the gas technology industry has to offer.

Gastech is a large show with great opportunities to look at what the next generation of the gas technology industry has to offer.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published September 23, 2019
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LNG Demand Calls for Effective Safety Solutions

Demand for liquid natural gas is surging. From liquefaction to transport to electricity generation, LNG is a leader in clean energy and worker safe...

Demand for liquid natural gas is surging. From liquefaction to transport to electricity generation, LNG is a leader in clean energy and worker safety is important for overall business efficiency. Here are tips to improve efficiency and safety in LNG projects.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published September 12, 2019
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OSHA Reveals Top 10 Violations for 2019

OSHA shared its top 10 standard violations for fiscal year 2019 at the NSC Safety Expo in San Diego. The types of violations among the top 10 did n...

OSHA shared its top 10 standard violations for fiscal year 2019 at the NSC Safety Expo in San Diego. The types of violations among the top 10 did not change, however, lockout/tagout moved from No. 5 to No. 4. A newcomer to last year’s list remains in the No. 10 position.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published September 11, 2019
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OSHA Kicks Off Nationwide Safe + Sound Event

OSHA's Safe + Sound Week is set for Aug. 12-18 this year. The nationwide effort uses events, activities and social cheerleading to galvanize organi...

OSHA's Safe + Sound Week is set for Aug. 12-18 this year. The nationwide effort uses events, activities and social cheerleading to galvanize organizations of all sizes in a wide range of industries around one topic: workplace safety. OSHA's goal is to rally support.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published July 31, 2019
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OSHA Construction Standards Changes

OSHA took a look at construction safety standards and made 14 revisions. Here are a few of the most significant changes and how they affect the con...

OSHA took a look at construction safety standards and made 14 revisions. Here are a few of the most significant changes and how they affect the construction industry.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published July 15, 2019
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Fall Prevention, Protection Focuses Increase

On work sites of every variety, heights can pose a greater risk than workers realize. Working near roofing edges, on large ladders, and towering sc...

On work sites of every variety, heights can pose a greater risk than workers realize. Working near roofing edges, on large ladders, and towering scaffolding requires extra attention for fall prevention and protection should a fall occur.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published May 07, 2019
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4 Things to Do to Meet IEEE 1584-2018 Changes

If you’re updating your facility’s arc flash assessment information, once the testing is over, there is more work to be done. The most important st...

If you’re updating your facility’s arc flash assessment information, once the testing is over, there is more work to be done. The most important step in an arc flash assessment: labels.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published May 06, 2019
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Creative Teen Videos ‘Speak Up’ for Work Safety

Young workers are often less likely to speak up about their health and safety concerns at work. To help encourage teens to communicate and to work...

Young workers are often less likely to speak up about their health and safety concerns at work. To help encourage teens to communicate and to work safely, the Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition each year sponsors a video contest. The videos allow teens to create safety messages for peers.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published April 30, 2019