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Foundation Bracing

This is an engineered bracing for a foundation. There are vertical steel supports driven into the ground and horizontal wood support to hold the earth...

Concrete Personal Protective Equipment

The workers are wearing rubber boots and long pants when working with concrete. Concrete may have corrosives added in the mix. Proper PPE will protect...

Emergency Plan

Every site should have an emergency plan that informs workers where to go in case of an emergency. A map is an easy way to communicate exit routes and...

Scissor Lift Fall protection

This worker is using fall restraint in an aerial lift (scissor lift)...

Properly tied off climbing ladder

Worker climbing a ladder using a self-retracting lifeline....

Drinking water on a hot job

One of the best ways to avoid heat-related illnesses on a construction job is to drink plenty of water, particularly at the beginning of the summer wh...

Drinking water in the shade

OSHA recommends that, on a hot job, workers drink a liter of water over one hour, which is about one cup every fifteen minutes. The agency's program...

Direct sunlight

Direct sunlight heats up the body and can lead to heat-related illnesses even if workers aren't involved in strenuous labor....

Rest in shade

OSHA emphasizes the importance of shade in reducing the risk of heat-related illnesses. Cheap canopies are available to provide shade if no natural sh...

Wear layered clothing

To ward off cold working construction in winter, wear several layers of clothing....