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OSHA’s New Regulations to Protect Workers from Summer Heat

The National Emphasis Program is set to prevent injuries and fatalities related to summer heat. Heat exposure is an increasingly dangerous jobsite hazard which killed 344 workers between 2011-2019 with 42% (144) of those workers in the construction field. “Tragically, the three-year average of workplace deaths caused by heat has doubled since the early 1990s,” …

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Saw Safety Refresh

Saws are one of the most common causes of injuries on construction sites. The National Institute of Heath reported over 30,000 table saw injuries in 2019. The medical costs resulting from these injuries were estimated at over $2 billion. Worse still is that many of the injuries to fingers and hands meant construction workers were …

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