Material Handling Safety

Overview: Handling and storing materials involve diverse operations such as hoisting tons of steel with a crane; driving a truck loaded with concrete blocks; carrying bags or materials manually; and stacking palletized bricks or other materials such as drums, barrels, kegs, and lumber.

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Materials Handling, Storage, Use, & Disposal for Construction

Overview: When working at a construction site, you may need to handle, store, use, and dispose of various building materials. Improper, inadequate, or unsafe handling of materials causes injuries and even death in many cases. Handling materials safely should be a primary goal of every worker in construction.

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Personal Protective Equipment

Overview: Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as "PPE", is equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses.

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Personal Protective & Lifesaving Equipment for Construction

Overview: Overview: Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as "PPE", is equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. These injuries and illnesses may result from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards.

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Respiratory Protection

Overview: Respiratory Protection: Breathing Safely An estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United States. Respirators protect workers against insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors, and sprays.

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Rigging Safety

How a load is attached to a crane can make the difference between a successful lift and an unfortunate accident. And rigging-related accidents can often be deadly, due to the large and heavy loads that are lifted.

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Safety Audits

Overview: Safety audits help employers reduce and prevent the unfortunate result of workplace hazards. Even one hazardous incident has the potential to negatively impact an organization, including an illness, injury, or death of an employee, as well as damaged property.

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Housekeeping

Overview: Good housekeeping not only results in a cleaner workplace, but makes it safer as well. Good housekeeping reduces illnesses and injuries and promotes positive behaviors, habits, and attitudes.

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