Monthly Archives: June 2016

OSHA’s New Silica Dust Standard

OSHA recently issued a new ruling and standard for silica dust in the construction industry. The new rules require employers to reduce the amount of “respirable crystalline silica.” In order to do this, contractors will need to use water, ventilation, or a combination of the two to reduce and limit the amount of silica exposure […]

Staying Cool In Construction

Staying cool on construction sites in the summer months can be difficult. Prolonged exposure to the heat can lead to heat stress and illness if proper safety precautions are not taken. Heat illnesses can include anything from a small heat rash to something as serious as a heat stroke. The key to avoiding heat illnesses […]