Category: Workplace Safety

Safety Tips for Operating a Mobile Crane

When you’re operating any heavy-duty equipment, the safety of your crew is paramount. Mobile cranes are essential machinery you’ll likely need on a construction or other industrial project, but they can cause dangerous damage if not used properly. Before you begin your project, ensure you and your employees are up-to-date on the most important safety… Read more »

Construction Near Power Lines: How to Operate Safely

Crane and Power Lines

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… Read more »

6 Common Construction Site Safety Hazards

‘Work Safely’ sign surrounded by construction hats and worksite blueprints

Construction work can be a dangerous business. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one out of every five workplace fatalities is construction-related. Construction jobs can also result in non-fatal injuries to workers. Things as simple as heat illness or complicated injuries like broken bones can result from a lack of safety knowledge… Read more »

Preventing Heat Illness on Your Construction Site

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There’s a lot to be aware of when you’re working on a construction site. You have to be constantly monitoring the equipment and workers around you, as well as on-site conditions that could be hazardous to operate in. On top of that, you also have to be conscious of seasonal factors that can affect job… Read more »

3 Tips for Using Cranes in Windy Conditions


One of the most important factors in safe crane operation is stability. From the ground beneath the machine to the hand that’s operating it, stability is crucial to ensuring a crane can move itself and its load from point A to point B without causing any damage or putting anyone in danger. Unfortunately, no matter… Read more »

4 Safety Tips for Pipeline Projects

4 Safety Tips for Pipeline Projects

As a country that runs on natural gas, oil, and diesel to fuel our cars, homes, businesses, and other infrastructure, we rely on pipelines to keep us functioning. Construction projects often involve building new pipelines and repairing and maintaining existing ones underground. When you’re working with resources like gas and oil, you must take special… Read more »

OSHA Extends Crane Operator Compliance Deadline for Some Employers

Construction Worker Directing a Crane

In June of last year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking which notified employers of several impending changes to its rules governing crane operator certifications. After weighing feedback from industry stakeholders, OSHA published its final ruling a few months later in November.   Under the terms of its… Read more »