Is your fall harness actually set up to protect you?

A fall at work can be deadly, even if it’s only from a few feet. For those working at significant heights — think two stories and above — a fall is almost guaranteed to result in catastrophic injuries, if not death. Workers have many ways they can combat this risk, of course. They need proper…


Construction site communication tips

Many construction accidents happen because of a lack of communication or due to miscommunication on the job. Workers face risks that they could all avoid if they just had a better communication strategy. For instance, imagine that you asked a coworker to set up a ladder and secure it on the top and bottom because…


Trench collapses often fatal for laborers

One of the deadliest accidents on construction sites are trench collapses. They can happen quickly and with little warning to alert those workers down inside the excavation. They become trapped and often die before rescue crews can get them to the surface. To remain safer on the job when working in and around trenches, it…


Roofers face more hazards than just falling

If someone asked you what the No. 1 danger for roofers was, would you quickly say that it was falling from the roof to the ground below? It feels obvious. It’s a clear risk and it’s the reason that those who don’t have a stomach for heights can’t do this job in the first place….


ACL injuries can be painful and disabling

We hear about professional athletes suffering knee injuries all the time. These can occur when undue stress is placed on the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) which connects the upper and lower parts of the leg. When the knee is twisted or bends too much, the ligament can stretch or partially tear. In severe cases, the…


Colorado construction worker dies after beam strikes him

Construction work can be some of the most dangerous. Workers in this industry face numerous hazards as they sometimes scale tall heights, work with electricity, must maneuver around heavy equipment and be on the lookout for falling objects. A recent workplace tragedy in nearby Fort Collins exemplifies the latter category: construction workers being struck by…

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