Amount of Construction Fatalities on the Rise Nationwide

Written by Small Business Magazine on February 21st, 2017. Posted in Fall protection equipment, Shackle capacity table, Wire rope crimping tool

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In a study completed by the Ohio Safety and Health Administration, 20.2% of all workplace deaths were due to construction related incidents. Unfortunately, this trend, while it is lower than previous generations, is on the rise.

According to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction worker fatalities have hit an all-time high since the recession of 2009. These numbers come from 2015 when there were 937 fatal injuries in the construction sector.

This sad increase was even worse in New York State. The New York Committee for Occupational Health and Safety (NYCOSH) has found that construction worker deaths are on the rise throughout the state simply because employers are consistently violating safety protocols.

Their report, titled Deadly Skyline: An Annual Report on Construct

Cranes Used By Ancient Greeks Involving Donkeys Have Been Replaced By Machines, Necessitating Fall Protection For Contractors

Written by Small Business Magazine on January 28th, 2013. Posted in Fall protection equipment, Osha rigging training, Portable lifting devices

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Modern cranes that rely on combustion engines, electric motors and hydraulic systems make them considerably more powerful than the primitive beginnings for cranes. Fall protection training, forklift safety training, lifting gear safety training, material handling training, rigging safety training and other forms of necessary training are provided by occupational safety and health professionals all over the nation. If you do not know much about the materials that are used on a jobsite, going through safety training needs to occur before you get to work. Fall protection education in particular will be important. Once you understand fall protection expectations and more about the materials you use every day, you will be more likely to spend your career as a safe worker that does not experience a serious injury on the job.

Gull, a Frenchman that patented his unique type of chain during the 1800s, is quite popular in modern applications for hanging materials. Steel bushing chains, also a common sight on contracting jobs, get used for rear wheel drive automobiles, propeller drives among early air craft and for several types of bicycles. Double braid rope features both an inner braid and an outer braid. These two braids can be made from different materials, with the inner braid often constructed to provide strength and the outer braid fiber chosen for its resistance to abrasion. Learn more about safe use of these materials by going through training provided by licensed contracting trainers in your part of town.