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Construction Workers' Accidents Archives

What protective gear do construction workers need?

Many on-the-job injuries happen because workers do not have the proper protective gear. In some cases, this is the fault of the employer for not providing the equipment and following safety guidelines. In other cases, it is the fault of the employees for not adhering to those regulations.

The 5 construction jobs with the highest risk

You often hear that construction is one of the most dangerous industries or that the workers face the highest risks. This is true. However, it is important to remember that workers have very different jobs within this industry. These jobs can change the actual risk levels that they face. Below are the five most dangerous jobs.

How do I prevent falls from ladders on the job?

Ladders are one of the most commonly used pieces of equipment on a construction site. They can also be incredibly dangerous if not used properly. Construction workers of all experience levels should know the safest ways to use a ladder so they do not wind up suffering a fall from the equipment while working. Follow the safety tips outlined today to prevent yourself from falling off a ladder.

Tips for preventing machinery accidents and injuries

It's common for employees who work with machines to worry that they might suffer an injury. This isn't out of the realm of possibility because of how often they might use the machinery for their job. It doesn't matter the type of machine, its size or how it is used. Even the safest of machines and most safety-conscious employees can still suffer an accident that causes an injury.

How to prevent a crane accident in California

Construction sites are so incredibly dangerous. Between the heavy equipment, the power tools, the trenches, the scaffolding and the cranes, workers are at risk with every move they make when on a construction site in Stanislaus. Cranes are an important part of many construction sites. Let's take a look at how to prevent a crane accident so you go home safe at night.

Tips for preventing power tool accidents on the job

Power tools are important pieces of equipment that are used in almost every facet of construction. You can't walk onto a construction site without hearing the hum of a saw or the compressed air of a staple gun.

Stay safe at roadside construction sites in California

Are you employed as a construction worker? Do you find yourself working on road construction projects? If you answered yes to these questions, then this post is very important for your safety. When working on a roadside construction site in Stanislaus, you need to be as safe as possible. Simply following safety procedures in place is not enough, especially when motorists are speeding through the construction zone while using their phones.

How to prevent a forklift accident on the job

Operating a forklift takes a lot of confidence, focus and training. You cannot just simply walk into work one day, get behind the wheel of the forklift and hope for the best. You need to know how to use every single button and lever. You also need to have training before operating this piece of heavy machinery on your own. Here are some tips for preventing forklift accidents in Stanislaus.

How to prevent electrical hazards in the workplace

Electrical hazards can be found in any home, school or place of business. It is the property owner's responsibility to ensure that residents, visitors, students and employees are safe when it comes to electrical hazards or electrocution. More than 4,000 people are injured each year across the country from these types of hazards. Some 300 people die each year due to electrical hazards. Here's how to prevent them in the workplace.

Reporting a construction site accident or injury

Working at a construction site is dangerous. You will likely be operating heavy machinery, working at heights, digging trenches, lifting heavy items and much more. Almost every task assigned to you will be a dangerous one. Employees can only do so much to keep themselves safe on a Stanislaus construction site. The supervisor of the site and the construction company also has responsibility for safety. Here's how to report an accident or injury at a construction site.

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