“Lunch atop a Skyscraper (New York Construction Workers Lunching on a Crossbeam)” is one of the most famous images in American history. This iconic, Depression-era black-and-white photograph was shot on September 20, 1932 on the 69th floor of the RCA Building in New York City. Of course, today, OSHA might have a few things to [...]
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets the standards for all industries in the U.S. to ensure that everyone stays safe on the job. They take a three-pronged approach to helping prevent on-the-job hazards, which is to plan, provide, and train employees. For those who work around rigging equipment, these steps are especially crucial [...]
For construction workers, avoiding being struck by objects is one of the most preventable risks of the job if done correctly. One of the ways to do so is properly ensuring that material, cargo, or products being moved are done so in a safe manner. Here are three ways to do it: 1. Selection: The [...]
Where would we be without the construction industry? Thanks to hardworking people from all walks of life, we’re fortunate to have well-paved roads, new bridges and filled-in potholes to greet us every day and make our lives easier. It’s no mystery that this industry is a dangerous one, though, with workers regularly being at risk [...]
Earlier this summer, a team of construction workers uncovered a gold-filled tomb while preparing ground in Nanjing, China. Discovering treasure and/or items of historical significance while making way for construction is not as uncommon as you might think. Construction workers have also come across fossils, old towns, and ancient burial grounds (think vikings and long-dead [...]
It’s summer. That’s all well and good, but that doesn’t mean construction projects come to a halt. Summer weather, with high temperatures and sticky, uncomfortable humidity, can present its fair share of challenges during the construction and building process. With some caution, workers can remain as safe and productive as possible, even in the most [...]
Safety training is an important part of any job, but it is especially crucial in dangerous occupations like construction. Construction safety training involves the discussion of many different hazards and how to avoid them, from proper crane service and use to proper lifting techniques for heavy objects. With proper training, jobs are becoming safer. Worker [...]
Everyone working in construction and/or shipyards knows that safety is absolutely critical. Things like fall protection training and quality lifting slings easily save lives. In order to keep construction sites as safe as possible, workers and management alike need to follow some basic guidelines. What does it take to keep construction safe and effective? Different [...]
Construction safety training, including OSHA training and courses teaching familiarity with safety equipment (competent person training), is extremely important. Construction workers and project managers need to be especially careful during winter months, when there tends to be more potential hazards on any given construction site. Here are a few tips to keep workers safe year-round, [...]
CERTEX USA Inc. is proud to announce the hiring of our new National Sales Manager, Kevin Kammer. Kevin has extensive experience in sales, particularly the heavy construction and utility markets.