We will be re-enforcing our PPE policy out in the field. We recently experienced a laceration on one of our job sites. Like all incidents that I have investigated, it was definitely preventable. Thankfully this PLS Pro had his PPE on and it ended up saving his eye. Personal Protective Equipment is our armor out…

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We are on a mission to educate workers out in the field on the hazards that come with the changing of the weather. Falls are the leading cause for deaths in construction. As you have probably already noticed, the mornings are getting colder and its creating wet conditions and possibly in a couple of months,…

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It is important to always remember that Line of Fire hazards are one of the most deadly hazards found in Manufacturing and Construction. Each year hundreds of workers are injured by Line of Fire accidents. Deaths from Line of Fire injuries number into the hundreds. Approximately 27% of work place deaths are related to Line…

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Falls continue to be the #1 cause for fatalities in the Construction Industry. Working at heights is extremely dangerous and one should always follow all policies & procedures in order to complete the job safely & efficiently. PLS requires 100% fall protection for any work that is being done 6′ & above the ground level. PLS…

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In our continued pursuit to raise awareness and educate workers about the hazards of working in the heat, how to prevent heat illnesses and what to do in case of a heat related emergency, we are asking all PLS Pros to try and come up with acronyms in regards to the word “HEAT.” The Pro…

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This week we have had our share of the rain with more still to come. Its important to plan ahead and be aware of the hazards that come with working in the rain. If you are working on a roof top, you must be aware of any lighting strikes and evacuate until it is safe…

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It is important to always remember that Line of Fire hazards are one of the most deadly hazards found in Manufacturing and Construction. Each year hundreds of workers are injured by Line of Fire accidents. Deaths from Line of Fire injuries number into the hundreds. Approximately 27% of work place deaths are related to Line…

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Most incidents result from multiple causes, and one cause that is involved in many incidents that end in injuries is housekeeping. Scrap materials, trash, and general clutter in the work area contribute too many accidents each year. So much so that OSHA has a standard specifically dealing with housekeeping issues on construction sites. The standard…

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In 2014, 2,630 workers suffered from heat illness, and 18 died from heat stroke and related causes on the job, according to OSHA. Under the general duty clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, employers are responsible for protecting workers from hazards on the job, including extreme heat. To prevent heat-related illness and fatalities,…

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