This article explores the plethora of misinformation, myths, and misnomers surrounding personal protective equipment (PPE), and more specifically, cut-resistant gloves.
It’s true that better built houses take more time to plan and execute and sometimes require skilled labor and subs. Correct installation is crucial for the smooth operation of many high-performance systems.
OSHA and NIOSH recently released Recommended Practices for staffing agencies and host employers to better protect temporary workers from hazards on the job.
Simpson Strong-Tie has recently developed the KBS1Z knee-brace stabilizer for free-standing structures requiring strong lateral support.
Green Globes, a web-based rating program provided by the Green Building Initiative (GBI), joins LEED as an approved green building certification system for federal buildings.
Safety briefings can be boring. This Workplace Safety Blog entry has some tips on spicing these meetings up for maximum impact.
Construction workers and roofers are some of the most dangerous jobs in America, with a larger percentage of those fatalities coming from falls.
Companies need to realize that a strong safety culture requires an ongoing commitment – it’s not something that you just “fix.”
Complying with OSHA's revised roofing safety requirements has gotten a lot harder for trades working on residential roofs since the agency began enforcing the new standard in 2013.