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A Practical Guide to Electrical Safety

We all use electricity. From powering our lights to our cell phones, it’s almost impossible to live a modern life without it. Electricity also renders itself as an integral force in the construction industry. It powers tools, keeps workers safe by making lighting possible, and generally makes the construction of our huge, modern-scale projects possible.

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What is a Competent Person? Why are They Needed?

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.

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Developing Your Emergency Plan

If there is an emergency at your worksite, it is crucial to have an emergency escape plan to keep you and your employees safe. Not only do you need to have an emergency plan, but you also need to train your staff on what to do during an emergency. Though a detailed emergency plan is essential, if your employees do not know where to find it or what to do, it can do more harm than good.

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How to Build a Safety Culture

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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Stay Safe With Your Summer Scaffolding Projects

Following proper scaffolding safety regulations is a vital part of staying safe on the job. Without proper scaffolding, not only is your company breaking industry safety standards, but you’re also putting workers at risk. At MC Tool & Safety, our industrial safety equipment is designed to keep workers safe on the job. To find out if your job site is following proper safety standards, keep reading.

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How to Build a Safety Culture

Changing the culture of any organization on any level is never easy. It requires several elements that contribute to creating and sustaining a strong culture of safety that is also sustainable. There are five ways you can create a solid foundation on which to build a safety culture in your organization. Below, we take a closer look at each of these elements and how they impact your safety culture.

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The Diteq ARIX & Guardian: Faster Cutting & Longer Life

Diteq ARIX diamond bits can be utilized on both dry and wet surfaces. Diteq’s ARIX technology allows workers to cut through surfaces faster while enjoying higher durability from the bit. The diamond blades are designed for use on concrete that contains light to medium steel rebar. To prevent slipping while creating holes, the segment design grips the concrete surface better than standard blades.

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Confined Space Solutions for Your Employees

Confined workspaces hinder employees from getting in or out, thus, keeping them from completing certain jobs. Employees who work in confined spaces also face increased risk of exposure to serious physical injury from hazards such as getting stuck or not being able to get out in hazardous situations. These spaces must meet OSHA's requirements for permits and safety regulations.

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Why Use a Quality Rubber Hose

Contractors and workers use high-quality hoses in harsh working environments where a regular hose (i.e., a standard garden hose) is not adequate. Tough commercial-grade hoses from MC Tool & Safety consist of sturdy material that is impenetrable, kink-free, and extended for ease of use.

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Lock Out, Tag Out

Lockout-Tagout (LOTO) is a safety procedure that ensures that dangerous machines are properly shut off without the ability to turn back on before the completion of maintenance or repair work. OSHA requires personnel to isolate and render inoperative all applicable machinery and equipment. Lockout-Tagout occurs during startup or shut down of all machinery.

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