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Preventing Worker Injuries and Deaths from Backing Construction Vehicles and Equipment

This Workplace Solution from NIOSH concentrates on identifying and controlling risks to workers by moving construction vehicles and equipment during h...

Guarding around duct chase

This guarding around a chase that contains vertical ducts and pipes is substantial and includes a toe-board so items can't be kicked onto workers on t...

Guarding of elevator shaft

Elevator shafts pose serious fall hazards and need to be properly guarded, as has been done here. Plastic sheeting keeps dust and debris from falling...

caps for rebar

OSHA requires that rebar "be guarded to eliminate the hazard of impalement." These caps are an excellent way to meet the standard....

Remington Electric Leaf Blowers Recalled by MTD Due to Laceration Hazard

This recall involves Remington electric leaf blowers with model RM180B, item number 41AA180G983 and serial numbers ranging from S1E131XK0001 through S...

Recall of Metabo W14-150 Ergo Angle Grinders

Metabo announced a recall of their W14-150 Ergo Angle Grinders because under certain conditions, the on/off switch can stick in the on position. Two...

Getting the most out of the IUOE Toolbox Talks

Toolbox talks have been the main tool for communicating safety information on construction jobs for decades. Unfortunately, there has been little res...

Carelessness Causes Accidents We all Know That

This is clipped from the 1950 film Safe As You Think by General Motors. It received the 1950 award of the National Safety Council for the best film i...

Blaming the Victims of Workplace Accidents

As in this clip, many employers today (and in the past) blame workplace accidents on workers rather than look at hazardous job conditions. In the pas...

Trench Collapse Hazard

The danger of a worker being buried in a soil collapse has been known for many years. But in the US and around the world, workers continue to die and...