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Where Should My Workers Use Respiratory Protection?

You no doubt want to ensure your workers have the right construction equipment to stay safe. Have you invested in all the right general contractor tools?

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Signs Your Power Tools Need Repair

Power tools are the bread and butter of contracting and construction endeavors everywhere. From the trusty drill to the ever-so-helpful powered handsaw, the creation of countless sturdy structures wouldn’t be possible without them. It’s in everyone’s best interest—your client’s and yours—if those power tools are kept in tip-top shape.

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The Basics of Storing Hazardous Materials

For many construction sites, hazardous materials, from paint to gasoline to pesticides, are a fact of life. For example, gasoline can fuel powerful construction equipment, while painting provides the finishing touch to everything from siding to floors. Pesticides, too, can be an integral part of landscaping equipment, as they can kill off bugs that are detrimental to the results of the given project. Across industries, it’s plain to see that hazardous materials, despite their scary-sounding name, are not only common but can be a crucial part of getting the job done.

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Creating a Safety-Focused Workplace Culture

In this day and age, more and more emphasis is being placed on workplace culture when it comes to a company’s success and workers’ satisfaction with their jobs. For example, not overworking your employees and providing an all-inclusive environment are two aspects that are beginning to carry more weight when it comes to a skilled worker’s employer of choice.

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Why go for a Versatile Vendor of General Contractor Supplies?

If you’re in the market for any given tool—be it for landscaping equipment, general contractor supplies, or something else entirely—your first line of thinking might be to seek out a specialist in that given tool. After all, you might reason, a specialist in personal protective equipment (PPE), is going to have more resources for you to look at before making your decision, and they’ll know more about the products they sell.

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Best Tools for Summer Heat Safety

Summer is on the horizon, which is the busy season for many construction businesses across the state! It’s time for bigger profits, harder work and, perhaps most important of all, more satisfied clients. Your workers will most likely be giving it their all this season and picking up the pace to make sure any given project gets completed on time.

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Where to Place Hazard Signs

Even outside of the construction industry, people make use of safety-related signs on a daily basis. From “do not enter” and “stop” signs on the road to “keep out” signs on the walk-in freezers at your local supermarket, a visual notification of danger can be a great way to keep citizens safe. When it comes to construction equipment and general contractor tools, though safety signs might not be just an ethical consideration—they could be a legal one, too. After al, under OSHA regulations, every employee deserves a safe place to work. Failing to provide adequate signage can land your construction company in legal hot water, resulting in possible fines and negative PR.

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Tools for Springtime Construction Safety

The birds are singing, rivers rising, slush disintegrating—spring has finally arrived! No matter what climate you live in, springtime in the Northern hemisphere brings warmer weather and, at times, a renewed sense of purpose. If you’re in the market for general contractor tools or manage public works projects, you’d be wise to harness this energy and push forward on your projects with new vigor.

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Safety and Confined Spaces

Skilled workers in many industries must learn how to navigate their jobs in confined spaces. According to the Occupational Health And Safety Administration (OSHA), a confined space is sizable enough for a person to enter and do certain jobs, but not designed for perpetual human presence. These spaces are generally also hard to get in and out of.

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Proper Hearing Protection on the Job

Many of us take our sense of hearing for granted. We don’t often think about our ability to listen to our favorite music, communicate with people, or read the vibe of a room through the tone of the conversations taking place within it. How would your life change if you weren’t able to do these things?

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