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What’s wrong with this road construction site? #HazardSpotting

What’s wrong with this road construction site? #HazardSpotting

| June 19, 2013 | 25 Comments

#HazardSpotting is a community safety initiative that helps raise awareness about dangerous workplace safety violations. Our readers submit photos, and we write a post with special guest insight from featured safety experts. This week we’re highlighting the road construction hazards in a street construction zone. At MySafetySign, we believe hazard awareness can build safer communities. […]




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#HazardSpotting: Concrete cutting and work safety zones

#HazardSpotting: Concrete cutting and work safety zones

| June 3, 2013 | 5 Comments

#HazardSpotting is a community safety initiative that helps raise awareness about dangerous workplace safety violations. Our readers submit photos, and we write a post with special guest insight from featured safety experts. This week Patrick Sullivan comments on a photo taken of a masonry saw by a MySafetySign employee. New York City is a busy, […]




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Welding fumes increase risk of hearing loss

Welding fumes increase risk of hearing loss

| May 31, 2013 | 2 Comments

Welders are routinely exposed to arc flashes, intense heat, and blinding light, putting them at risk for vision loss and burns.  However, recent findings show that welders are also at a high risk for hearing loss. While an obvious reason seems to be their noisy work environment, prolonged exposure to welding fumes could also be […]




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Could silica protection finally enter the 21st century?

Could silica protection finally enter the 21st century?

| May 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

Since February 2011, a proposal that would better protect workers from crystalline silica dust – a known carcinogen – has sat in the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Although the review – required by law – is not to exceed 90 days, and although the proposal merely updates 1970 standards, it received […]




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Low-rise construction sites net $1 million in fines in NYC

Low-rise construction sites net $1 million in fines in NYC

| May 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

The New York annual ‘Construction Safety Week’ kick-started with the announcement of the results of Operation: Low Rise that constituted a two-month inspection of low-rise construction sites throughout the five boroughs in the city. The inspection resulted in $954,450 in penalties for 900 safety violations coupled with full and partial ‘stop work orders’ at 12% […]




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Construction safety culture starts before work begins

Construction safety culture starts before work begins

| April 29, 2013 | 2 Comments

Construction safety culture is a must for any company’s success and well-being. Construction is one of the most dangerous industries, simply due to the nature of the work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field sees the second highest number of fatalities every year, ranking just behind transportation and warehousing. Last week, ACE Construction, […]




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