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Electrical safety: Preventing construction accidents through care

Did you know that electricity is one of the most dangerous forces on your construction site? Many welders and other operators are injured in electricity-related construction accidents every year. The consequences of these accidents can be dire, but some employers still refuse to take proper precautions to protect workers from electrical accidents. Here is how your employer should help you take charge of your own safety on the job.

Avoid becoming injured by a chain saw on a construction site

If you're a construction worker that uses a chain saw in the course of your work, it's important that you familiarize yourself with various safety tips below to maintain a safe workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a number of steps to follow not only when a chain saw is in operation, but also before you start or are attempting to fuel it.

Proper training is vital when using heavy equipment

The heavy equipment used in construction areas pose risks to workers and anyone else who happens to venture into the zone. The operators of this equipment must be vigilant about following safety procedures. Failing to follow safety procedures, including failing to inspect the equipment as required before each use.

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