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Falls : The Number One Cause of Construction Deaths

A general treatment of fall fatalities and fall protection with a focus on the Ontario (Canada) construction industry....

Ultraviolet Radiation From the Sun

Exposure to the sun’s UV rays poses a health risk to the eyes and skin of construction workers and others who work outdoors; here’s how to protect...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Enclosed and Semi-Enclosed Worksites

Carbon monoxide given off by fuel powered equipment can be deadly; enclosed spaces with such equipment in use must be vented to the outside....

Lightning Safety

Steps to take to stay safe while working outside during a lightning storm....

Scaffold Side Brackets

A description of what constitutes safe use of scaffold side brackets in masonry, according to Ontario provincial regulations....

Using the Jack Hammer Safely

A short guide on how to minimize risk to one’s hands, eyes, ears and lungs while operating a jackhammer....

Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Masonry Trade

Contractors, government and the Construction Safety Association of Ontario identify activities in the masonry industry that risk causing WMSDs....

Tractor Trailer Tip Over's

Tractor-trailer dumping rigs can tip over while dumping, especially on an uneven surface with a load sticking in the top of the box while being raised...

Leg Partially Severed by Forklift Prong

Case summary of an accident in a produce warehouse in which a worker had his leg severed when struck by a forklift prong....

Respirators

Article offers a brief guide to the types of available respirators as classified by NIOSH and which hazards each is designed to address....