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Safety

Safety is paramount in construction. It must be top of mind at all times. The construction industry has taken great steps to create safe worksites and it is paying off. As Construction Citizen has reported, the injury rate on construction sites in Texas over the last decade has fallen 50 percent. That progress can only be maintained through vigilance on every job site every minute of every day.

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June is National Safety Month

In 1996, the National Safety Council (NSC) began the annual observance in June of National Safety Month- a time to re-evaluate safety procedures and the many ways to prevent injury or death. According to the NSC, preventable injuries are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Therefore, taking time to talk about safety and ways to prevent injuries is time well spent. [node:read-more:link]


PIP Clear Face Shields Have Arrived!

PIP Clear Face Shields by Bouton® Optical visors enable flat, clear, crisp and distortion-free visibility for a variety of work and general-use settings.

The PIP clear face shields are suitable for general dust and splash protection, in addition to giving users an extra layer of protection in the new Covid-19 world. [node:read-more:link]


Returning to Work Safely: What Is the ‘New Normal’ for Construction Employers?

As the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, construction industry employers confront many challenges. Recognized as an essential industry in a majority of states throughout the crisis, many contractors have continued to perform work and provide jobs, while others were shut down in whole or in part. [node:read-more:link]


OSHA Quick Card: Protecting Workers from Heat Stress

Winter has given way to spring, bringing with it temperate weather for all to enjoy. But if you work outside, be mindful; soon the weather will be getting hot and it is important to stay safe and protect yourself from the heat.

Knowing how to identify signs of heat illness as well as ways to minimize heat-related stress could save a life. Below is an OSHA Quick Card, "Protecting Workers from Heat Stress." Share this at a toolbox talk, and be safe out there! [node:read-more:link]