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Scissor lift safety in the construction industry

Many people in Minnesota must use scissor lifts in the course of performing their job duties. These tools can be extremely useful yet must be used properly in order to prevent accidents from happning. The Occupational Safety Health Administration provides an overview of some of the ways in which employers can help workers using scissor lifts stay safe.

OSHA requirements when working near power lines

Many Minnesota residents who work in the construction industry, for utility companies and in other jobs frequently must perform their jobs in close proximity to power lines. If you are employed in such a field, you know the risks that you face when working near electrical lines. Your employer should protect you by following the safety requirements as outlined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

How many types of cranes are used in construction?

For many Minnesota construction workers, cranes are essential pieces of equipment used to complete the building of complex projects and structures. Built on basic lever and pulley systems, cranes allow construction teams to move large, heavy items around job sites. There are many different types of cranes that may be used depending upon the terrain, the weight of items to be moved and the level of stability required.

Fatal accident at Vikings stadium results in OSHA fines

Construction workers in Minnesota must work under some of the most extreme and dangerous conditions. Even enduring a range of weather and other environmental factors can make a day at work a challenge for people on construction job sites. In addition, working at heights and in locations that are physically precarious and open the door to falls or other accidents only exacerbate the risks faced on a daily basis.

Construction workers face unique threat on the job

It doesn't take much to realize just how dangerous construction sites are. Given the sheer amount of powerful machinery, heavy equipment, dangerous substances and incredible heights involved at any construction site, it's no wonder that many people avoid these sites when they are walking on the street or driving in their cars. Now just imagine having to work on one.

Forklift safety tips

If you or someone in your family must regularly use a forklift while at work in Minnesota, it is important to understand the safety protocols that can help to prevent an accident. Even if you do not directly use a forklift yourself but are commonly around them while at work, you should be aware of some basic safety procedures in order to stay safe while on the job.

Strap breaks free, dropping generator from crane

Construction workers in Connecticut and their family members know that there is always a risk that a serious accident could happen on a construction job site. That knowledge, however, does not take away from the emotional challenges that accident victims or their families must endure when a critical event actually takes place.

High school scene of fatal work accident

For many Minnesota construction workers and their families, the fear of being involved in a fall from scaffolding or other high places while on the job is a daily reality. Even with strict safety protocols and laws in place, these accidents still seem to happen more frequently than one would wish.

Failure to provide fall protection noted in job accident

Falls are one of the most common and most hazardous causes of serious injury or even death to construction workers in Minnesota. These accidents continue to happen despite clear and strict laws as outlined by the Occupational Safety Health Administration. It is for this reason that OSHA must investigate certain incidents and even issue penalties in some cases where negligence is identified.

Understanding the risk of asbestos exposure

Construction workers in Minnesota know that theirs is a dangerous industry. In addition to accidents that can happen in the blink of an eye, employees in construction jobs are also at risk of contracting serious work-related illnesses. For anyone who has ever been exposed to asbestos on a worksite, there are several such diseases to be concerned about.

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