Why Are Wetlands Important to Protect?

Wetlands are just as important to the environment as rainforests and coral reefs, yet they don’t get nearly enough attention. They are habitats of rich biodiversity and have an important role in the lives of humans and animals. A wetland is an area of land either covered by water or saturated with water. The water […]

Common Construction Hazards During Autumn

Working in the construction industry entails certain risks, but autumn can be especially hazardous. Despite implementing safety measures and exercising caution, seasonal changes could heighten the risk of workplace accidents. Here are a few of the most common construction hazards to be aware of this autumn! Heavy Rains & Thunderstorms Rains and thunderstorms pose many […]

How to Take Care of Your Heavy Machinery

If your job requires you to use heavy machinery and equipment regularly, it’s important to practice proper maintenance on your machines. You rely on heavy machinery to get your job done, and when equipment is not treated properly, it can break down and require costly repairs. Machines will break down eventually, but you can save time and […]

Best Practices for Dragline Mats

Whether you’re bringing in the big equipment for a remote worksite or dealing with especially wet or soft ground conditions, the use of dragline mats during the construction or demolition of a project is essential to provide both safe and functional working conditions. Dragline mats differ from traditional hardwood or other construction mats because their primary function is to […]

How to Prepare for the Summer Construction Season

As the rainy spring season prepares to say its goodbyes, the summer months welcome us with open arms. Summer comes with higher temperatures, sunny weather, and more work and hectic schedules for people in the construction industry. It’s important for all employers to take the necessary steps to help ensure a safe and successful work […]

The Top Uses for Excavators

An excavator is an extremely valuable piece of equipment on a construction site. It is made up of a few components such as the house, undercarriage, boom, stick, and bucket. These components feature the motors and gears to move the equipment, lift the bucket, and a spot for someone to sit and be in control […]

What Should Be Labeled at a Construction Site?

There’s no sugar coating it; construction sites are dangerous, subjecting workers to many risks. Along with worker accidents comes legal risks of liability for your construction business. By properly labeling things at your worksite that have the potential to be harmful, you can significantly reduce the number of dangerous risks and accidents. Here are a […]

Construction Near Power Lines: How to Operate Safely

According to OSHA, the second leading cause of worker deaths in construction is electrocution. Many workers don’t know the potential electrical hazards in their work environment, making them more vulnerable to the danger of electrocution. Sometimes, it is simply a matter of not being aware of all energized power sources, from overhead and underground power […]

Pipeline Work: Everything You Need to Know

Pipelines run beneath our streets, cities, continents, and oceans. Without them and the energy resources they deliver, modern-day conveniences wouldn’t be possible. The pipeline network in the U.S. transport various products such as sewage and water; however, the most common products transported are for energy purposes, including natural gas, biofuels, and liquid petroleum. Pipelines exist […]

Spring Safety Tips for Construction Workers

After a long winter season of limited construction, this is the time when cranes and heavy equipment start popping up like new spring flowers. The spring season is also known for bringing frequent rainfall and the possibility of thunderstorms and lightning. On busy construction sites, the unique dangers that spring weather poses to the safety […]