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Safesite articles on safety and quality in construction, including residential, commercial, contractor, and subcontractor topics. Written by our network of safety professionals.

Hidden Hazards: How to Fit and Wear a Fall Arrest Harness

Fall protection. It seems like it should be a no-brainer. If someone’s working at heights, they need a fall arrest harness (and a fall arrest system). And yet: OSHA 1926.501...

Top 10 Construction Safety Checklists in 2020 (with Templates)

As COVID-19 continues to affect construction companies around the world, the top safety inspection checklists used so far in 2020 reflect the world we live in. Most importantly, they show...

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Your First 100 Days as a Safety Coordinator

You’re the brand new Safety Coordinator. You’re eager (and maybe a little nervous) to start this new chapter in your career. Likewise, your employer is expecting you to show you...

COVID-19 Face Masks: A Survey of US Construction Companies

For the past two months, construction companies have been equal to the challenge of supplying coveted N95 face masks to healthcare organizations. But will the construction industry be able to...

10 Tips for Temporary Project Site Shutdowns (with Checklist)

The construction industry is facing very uncertain times over the next several weeks and months. As we have seen in cities like Boston, there is a chance that project sites...

Ladder Safety Inspections List

Falls from ladders are completely preventable, yet they still occur thousands of times throughout the year. Many ladder accidents lead to recordable injuries and lost time from work. With inspections,...

How to Monitor and Reduce Silica Dust Exposure

In the 1930s, the Department of Labor released a film called Stop Silicosis. In the 12-minute video, a narrator reports the dangers of silicosis—disease, disablement, death. He then warns: “The...

Top 10 Construction Safety Topics in 2020 (with Templates)

The year 2020 has been intense, to say the least. Construction companies, facing the first pandemic in decades, are required to protect workers from COVID-19 transmission as well as from...
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