Personal Protective Equipment
Responsible construction managers know that winter work brings with it its fair share of safety hazards and possible OSHA violations. Not that these cannot be mitigated, of course; keeping your workers safe only requires a little forward thinking and investment.
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Of course, high-visibility clothing is designed to be easy to spot! Wearing personal protective equipment is an important safety precaution for workers in a variety of construction settings. However, high-quality pieces of high-visibility clothing are a little harder to spot and discern from their shoddily-made brethren. To the untrained eye, after all, a reflective vest looks like a reflective vest!
Competence: it is defined, outside of the construction business, as being able to perform any given skill adequately. Outside of construction, a competent person, by proxy, needs to be trained just enough to be able to get the job done. However, inside the construction business, “competent person” takes on a whole new meaning. It’s a title shrouded in legal jargon under OSHA regulations—a title that requires more than mere competence to obtain, and a title that can be confusing to understand, even for seasoned construction firms.
Winter is just around the corner! As any Minnesota native knows, this means below-zero wind chills, ice coating every surface imaginable, and a never-ending need to protect oneself against the winter weather. Down jackets, hand warmers, thick boots, you name it—all are essential parts of surviving the season.
Though the purpose and use of respirators in the industrial world may seem straightforward, they are actually more complex than you may realize. If your respirators are not properly maintained, not only are you risking a fine for an OSHA violation, but you are also putting yourself and your employees at risk by exposing them to harmful air.
As new technologies and substances continue to be developed and exposed to the public, their efficiency is unquestioned; however, how safe they are when exposed to people and the environment are in question.
In our industry, your workers are constantly entering confined spaces to get their jobs done. Confined spaces represent a slight risk to anyone who enters; therefore, OSHA has strict requirements for these situations. Each workplace has to follow OSHA’s standards or they could be shut down or heavily fined.
At MC Tool & Safety, we offer a variety of industrial tools and safety products to keep our clients safe and efficient on the job at all times. We carry a wide range of tools from saws, to laser levels, to varying types of hoses. We get each product from a specific supplier, and work hard to maintain these relationships so you always have the best products available. We use Abbott Rubber Company to supply you with any hose you may need. Here, our experts will go over the importance of quality hoses while on the job.
In the construction industry, the best way to get new business is to first do business the right way, and secondly, to market your company as much as you can. Conducting proper business techniques and connecting with the customers creates a healthy business whose solid reputation will spread far and wide. Additionally, plastering your worksite with your company’s logos, colors, and information allows people to take note of the job you’re doing and keep you in mind for future jobs. Here, our experts at MC Tool & Safety will go over ways to market your employees and company on the jobsite.
Building a safety culture for your company is vital for company productivity and the health of your employees. When you choose to work in the construction industry, you understand there is an inherent risk. It’s just part of the industry.
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