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The Steel Toe : Electrical Safety

Using GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrrupter) outlets can greatly reduce electrocution hazards when working with power tools....

The Steel Toe : Temporary Wiring Can be Hazardous

The temporary wiring on a construction site constitutes a significant workplace hazard. Here are some tips to reduce the danger....

The Steel Toe Power Tools : Powerful Shock

Handout with a series of tips on how to avoid being electrocuted by your handheld power tools....

Small Engines Produce Hazardous Levels of Carbon Monoxide

Discussion of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning when using gasoline-powered pressure-washers inside buildings. Poisonings occurred in several cases even...

Eye Protection in the Workplace

A one-page OSHA handout describing workplace eye injuries and eye protection....

Chemical Glove Selection

This fact sheet reviews the hazards associated with skin exposure to chemicals and selecting the appropriate gloves....

Lyme Disease Facts

An OSHA handout describing Lyme Disease exposures and prevention aimed at outdoor workers....

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...

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....