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Safety: Excavation and Trenching Dangers

Safety: Excavation and Trenching Dangers

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Workplace safety solution professionals: How many times do we see excavation and sewer workers working unprotected in trenches? Trenches are literally filled with a variety of potential safety and environmental hazards. Cave-ins are perhaps the most feared trenching hazard as one cubic yard of soil can weigh as much as a car. Asphyxiation due to  … Read More

OSHA and NIOSH Team Up to Offer Updated Heat Safety App

OSHA and NIOSH Team Up to Offer Updated Heat Safety App

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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and OSHA have collaborated to update OSHA’s original Heat Safety Tool. The updated app, available for both Android and iPhone, provides a clearer user interface, while still providing the same information to help keep workers safe when working outdoors in hot weather. Extreme  … Read More

ENGCON’S SAFETY IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE AWARDED IN ENGLAND

ENGCON’S SAFETY IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE AWARDED IN ENGLAND

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Strömsund, Sweden, June 14, 2017 – Engcon, world leader in tiltrotators for excavators, has been recognized in England for a recently developed safety training program that covers the basic elements of the tiltrotator and its use. The training program earned the Plantworx Innovation Award, which each year draws attention to  … Read More

Think Safety 365, says AEM in support of National Safety Month

Think Safety 365, says AEM in support of National Safety Month

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MILWAUKEE (June 1, 2017) – Nearly 13,000 American workers are injured each day and preventable injuries overall are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.

June is National Safety Month, and AEM is proud to partner with the National Safety Council (where the above numbers came from) in  … Read More

Basic Trench Safety for Excavation Contractors

Basic Trench Safety for Excavation Contractors

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Trenching and excavation are some of the most hazardous construction jobs in the industry. According to Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA), trench collapses are rarely survivable, primarily due to the weight of soil. One cubic yard of soil can weigh up to 3,000 pounds—roughly equal to the weight of  … Read More

Construction Group Launches New Highway Work Zone Safety Effort

Construction Group Launches New Highway Work Zone Safety Effort

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Four-four percent of highway contractors reported that motor vehicles had crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America. As a result, association officials launched a new national advertising and  … Read More



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