What Do I Do If My Loved One Was Killed While Working Construction?
The Blade recently reported on an incident involving a 60-year-old man who was killed while working construction in Weston, Ohio. Reportedly, a beam hit the 60-year-old Grand Rapids native while at work. Immediately following the incident, emergency workers were called. Despite the emergency crew’s efforts, the construction worker died at the scene. The beam fell […]
According to Vindy.com, a website that features local Ohio news stories, traffic crashes have become relatively commonplace while construction has been taking place in work zones along Interstate 80 and Interstate 76. Recently, the Ohio State Highway Patrol announced that several of these car accidents could have been avoided. As of this writing, so far […]
Do you work at a small/medium size business? Was there a safety training program or safety procedures in place at the workplace? It is a requirement of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that every high-risk workplace must provide an adequate, clearly understandable, and helpful safety training program for all its employees. Safety training […]
What Are Some of the Most Common Work Injuries Electricians Face?
Our world is powered almost entirely by electricity. It keeps the lights on at night and the hospital machines running. Because it is so integrated into every aspect of our lives, the people who work around it should be treated as equally important. Electricians risk injury and even death to keep our world electrified, and […]
Could Globalization Be Making Workplace Accidents More Frequent?
Recent research has been linking an increase in global operations to an increase in industrial workplace accidents. Industrial accidents can have catastrophic effects on workers and the environment. Companies have been known to outsource more environmentally damaging industries such as ship-breaking or toxic waste removal to countries that have less evolved regulatory infrastructure. Differences in […]
Safety Tips for Working on a Multi-Employer Job Site
Constructions sites known as multi-employer job sites have employees working for several different companies, performing tasks that have varying degrees of safety risks. The potential for accidents is increased in this environment, and more safety precautions need to be taken by both the employers and the employees. When employees working for one company have a […]
Are Employers Ignoring OSHA’s Warnings on Fall Protection
OSHA has put a special emphasis on improving fall protection lately, but it doesn’t appear that it has done much to reduce the number of construction injuries. Why exactly is this the case? Are companies failing to heed OSHA’s continued warnings? Fall accidents are still the top cause of deaths in the construction industry. To […]
OSHA Fines Ohio Company After Man Loses Thumb in Workplace Injury
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) charged Liqui-Box Corporation with three serious violations and one normal violation for failure to meet safety requirements after a serious workplace injury. OSHA began an investigation into the Ohio business after one of its workers lost a thumb in an accident. The worker was operating a plastic blow […]
Worker Safety Questions After Ohio Scaffolding Accident
A recent Ohio scaffolding accident ended safely after first responders reported that the workers involved had escaped. Police officers and local witnesses say that two workers were on scaffolding around the 20th floor of the U.S. Bank Tower in Downtown Cincinnati when one side of the scaffolds suddenly broke loose. One local woman mentioned that […]
How Will Augmented Realty Affect Construction Safety?
Whenever work crews adapt a new technology or method, there needs to be a careful discussion about how it might affect construction safety. New innovations like augmented realty are reinventing the way that business is done in America, and the construction industry is no exception. According to the MIT Technology Review, several companies, such as […]
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