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Guarding of floor hole

Proper guarding of a potentially deadly floor hole. Orange paint makes the guarding more prominent....

Job-built extinguisher holder

OSHA requires that fire extinguishers be "conspicuous" on construction jobs. This approach keeps them off the floor and away from large objects that c...

Lead paint removed from structural beam

The original structural beams in the older section of this facility had been painted with red lead (lead oxide) paint. A licensed lead paint abatement...

caps for rebar

OSHA requires that rebar "be guarded to eliminate the hazard of impalement." These caps are an excellent way to meet the standard....

Maintenance employee at risk of falling

An obvious lack of fall protection while a maintenance employee is conversing with another worker three floors below him...

AEM Pictorial Database

The AEM Pictorial Database was developed to assist designers and technical illustrators in communicating effective safety messages through the use of...

Fire extinguisher stand

This job-built stand for a fire extinguisher elevates the extinguisher off the ground and prevents clutter hiding the extinguisher when it is needed....

Protective barrier at top of job-built ladder

This barrier at the top of a large job-built ladder on this project prevented workers from accidentally falling into the large excavation....

Hauling tools by bucket to prevent carrying materials up a ladder.

Hauling tools and materials in a container prevents falls by allowing three points of contact on a ladder....

Dangerous elevated work practice

This photo of elevated work taking place near Cancun, Mexico shows workers without fall protection on a dangerous scaffold at great risk of falling....