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Protecting yourself around a trench on a construction site

It is common to find a trench on a construction site in Wisconsin. Trenches are used for various projects and should be monitored for safety and any hazards at all times. If you need to work in or around a trench on a Saint Croix construction site, it's important you know how to protect yourself, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

How to safely use a ladder at work

Using a ladder at work might seem like common sense. The safe use of a ladder is not always obvious. Many people become too comfortable in their surroundings, especially at work. This can lead to serious accidents that cause traumatic injuries. Falls from ladders can leave you with broken bones, brain injuries, back injuries and more. Here's how to safely use a ladder, so you can avoid an accident.

How to avoid vehicle and machinery accidents at construction site

If you work at a construction site, it's important to protect yourself. Make sure you always wear your personal protective equipment (PPE) and follow all site safety regulations. When you work around vehicles or machinery on the site, the potential for serious injury is always present. Make sure you follow the tips outlined in this post to help avoid vehicle and machinery accidents at the construction site.

Inspecting your personal protective equipment daily

Working in the construction industry can be rewarding and dangerous all at the same time. Why? You feel a sense of worth because you are building things with your own hands. But you might also feel unsafe because of the working conditions or the natural danger of the job site. One way to remain safe is by wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times while on the job in Saint Croix. Here's why you should inspect your PPE daily.

OSHA fines contractors in Wisconsin blast that killed man

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has faulted two utility contractors for their part in an explosion that killed a volunteer firefighter and left two others injured.

Tips for choosing a harness when working at heights

Construction workers often have to work at heights, and falls are a serious risk. While it is impossible to completely eliminate the risk that a worker will fall, giving that worker fall protection gear -- a harness and a rope -- can reduce the odds of a serious injury or a fatality. It can keep workers safe.

5 safety tips for working on scaffolding

Scaffolding systems are very common in construction and related industries, as they make it easier for workers at heights to do complex jobs. However, like extension ladders, they also introduce a significant safety risk. A fall from any height can be dangerous, resulting in serious injuries and even death.

Construction worker injured by impaired driver in Wisconsin

A car accident on Interstate 41 in Appleton sent two people to the emergency room on August 18. The accident occurred around 3:45 a.m. It took place on the southbound side of I-41 at Highway 441 approaching Ballard Road. One of the people injured in the crash was a Wisconsin highway worker.

Tips for working safely in the heat this summer

So many people look forward to the summer months in Wisconsin, especially after the brutal weather the winter brings to the area. But, not everyone likes the heat that the summer months bring, especially those who work outdoors on roadways, construction sites, farms and stadiums. The heat can cause a lot of health problems if you are not safe. Be sure to follow these heat-related safety tips.

Safety tips for working on scaffolding in Wisconsin

Working on a construction site in Saint Croix, Wisconsin, can be very dangerous. You might take all of the safety precautions in the world to heart but you could still wind up in an accident and suffer an injury. Scaffolding is an intricate part of a construction site that must be constructed properly or else it could lead to collapse and very tragic conditions.

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