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Scissor Lift Fall protection

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

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...

Scaffold tag Competent Person

Scaffolds must be inspected by a competent person. This site uses a green tag to let users know the scaffold was inspected....

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...

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...

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....

Warm, sweet drinks on cold days

It is important to consume warm drinks that are sweetened to help stay warm; it is also important to avoid, as much as possible, coffee and tea becaus...