Working at a chemical plant exposes employees to dangers not ordinarily present at the average worksite. For that reason, chemical plants are expected to follow strict safety guidelines designed to protect workers from severe injuries.
The use of scaffolding is absolutely crucial for the construction industry, but scaffolding can also pose a serious risk to workers. To help keep workers safe, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets specific guidelines for scaffolding to ensure accidents are avoided and workers are protected. Not All Wood Is Created Equal While an…
Without the help of electricians, businesses and homes across the country would not be able to function. Electricians are crucial to the professional and personal daily operations of millions of Americans, but the job also comes with serious and surprising risks.
With more computing power than the all of NASA in 1969 when it put two astronauts on the moon, cell phones have revolutionized how we communicate, but they can also be incredibly dangerous. Millions of people admit to using a cell phone while driving and some states have even passed legislation outlawing it, but what does the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have to say about cell phone use?
The construction industry in Texas is booming, but with the explosion of growth, construction accidents have also been increasing. Because construction workers are often working with dangerous tools and/or materials on hazardous worksites, they are at a higher risk of workplace accidents than those in other industries.
Texas is gearing up for a hot summer, which puts anyone working outdoors at risk of suffering a heatstroke. For workers whose job requires prolonged time outdoors, it’s important to know how to spot a heatstroke to protect yourself and others from serious injuries or death.
On an average day, over 200 fires occur in workplaces across the U.S. In addition to causing devastating property damage, they put workers’ lives at risk. Whether you work in an office or on a construction site, these are some of the most common causes of fires in the workplace.
While many people think the risk of electrocution is mostly relevant for electricians, the reality is that thousands of workers are exposed to the risk of electrocution everyday. Workplace electrocutions account for over 400 deaths each year, and are the fourth leading cause of death in the construction industry.