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./images/profile_2015DSC01737.JPG Construction barriers and canopies must be completed and approved prior to first called inspection. If not satisfactory at that time, job will be stopped. Construction barriers and canopies must be maintained in a sound, safe, and clean condition at all times. They should be painted a neutral color and should have no signs other than those for which permits have been issued.

Confined Spaces

./images/profile_10008PICT0009.JPG All employees required to enter into confined or enclosed spaces shall be instructed as to the nature of the hazards involved, the necessary precautions to be taken, and in the use of protective and emergency equipment required. The employer shall comply with any specific regulations that apply to work in dangerous or potentially dangerous areas.

Construction Trailer

./images/profile_632265 Deerwood Circle outside building 233.jpg Construction trailers are mobile structures used to accommodate temporary offices, dining facilities and storage of building materials during construction projects.

Covers - Holes

./images/profile_1401265 Deerwood Circle outside building 227.jpg Hole covers are intended to prevent a number of possible falling hazards. A person could trip, twist an ankle, fall partially into a hole, or drop materials to a lower level. A cover prevents a worker, or a worker’s body part, from penetrating a walking or working surface. Does your workplace always utilize hole covers?


./images/profile_1859DSC01317.JPG Electricity has long been recognized as a serious workplace hazard. OSHA's electrical standards are designed to protect employees exposed to dangers such as electric shock, electrocution, fires, and explosions. Electrical hazards are addressed in specific standards for the construction industry.

Fall Protection

./images/profile_9354DSC03898.JPG A written Fall Protection Work Plan is required for all construction, demolition, maintenance, and repair work, including painting and decorating. This includes vehicles which elevate personnel. Written protection plans are not required, but are recommended for other settings where fall protection is warranted. Written plans are not required where permanent guardrail systems are in place and are the only fall protection required.


./images/profile_4316DSC02191.JPG Chapter 14, Section 1408.1, of the NYC Fire Code NOW mandates that a Fire Safety Manager (FSM) be present at construction sites that require a Site Safety Manager or Site Safety Coordinator. TSCTA, as one first FDNY approved training providers, is NOW offering the construction site fire safety manager training for those who want to readily comply with this new regulation and fully understand the qualification and exam process.


./images/profile_11090265 Deerwood Circle outside building 192.jpg Approximately 100 employees are fatally injured and approximately 95,000 employees are injured every year while operating powered industrial trucks. Forklift turnover accounts for a significant number of these fatalities.

Fuel Storage

./images/profile_2240DSC02234.JPG Even small quantities of fuel, such as gasoline, kerosene, or diesel fuel must be properly labeled and stored. Always use DOT approved metal tanks or UL or FM labeled containers to store small amounts of fuel. Store small portable fuel tanks in well-ventilated areas, away from other flammable materials or ignition sources. Do not use containers such as empty plastic milk jugs to store fuels. Please refer to the Chemical Safety chapter for more information on flammable materials.


./images/profile_3661DSC04856.JPG On March 26, 2012, OSHA’s final revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) was published in the Federal Register. The HCS is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This will improve the quality and consistency of hazard information in the workplace, making it safer for workers by providing easily understandable information on appropriate handling and safe use of hazardous chemicals, as well as harmonizing U.S. hazard communication rule

Heavy Equipment

./images/profile_2028DSC01469.JPG A wide variety of relatively heavy machines which perform specific construction (or demolition) functions under power. The power plant is commonly an integral part of an individual machine, although in some cases it is contained in a separate prime mover, for example, a towed wagon or roller. It is customary to classify construction machines in accordance with their functions such as hoisting, excavating, hauling, grading, paving, drilling, or pile driving. There have been few changes for many y


./images/profile_30265 Deerwood Circle outside building 049.jpg Cleanup on a construction site should be considered a part of the operation, rather than a separate activity. A good housekeeping program should be well planned and coordinated, and become customary practice. Housekeeping is a continuous process that should involve everyone on a job site. The best time to clean up is immediately after the debris has been created. Many accidents that are attributed to other causes, such as tripping or slipping, are actually the results of unsafe condi



Just Plain Dumb

./images/profile_1486Bad_LumberJack.jpg People just do dumb things sometimes. These are some examples of this. The do nots..



Machine Guarding


Mast Climber




Rigging and Cables

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./images/profile_4146MVC-023S.JPG An estimated 2.3 million construction workers, or 65 percent of the construction industry, work on scaffolds. Protecting these workers from scaffold-related accidents may prevent some of the 4,500 injuries and over 60 deaths every year (Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2003 and 2004 data for the private sector), at a savings for American employers of $90 million in workdays not lost. In a recent BLS study, 72 percent of workers injured in scaffold accidents attributed the accident either to the

Silt Fence





./images/profile_3362DSC01729.JPG According to ISSA (2009) iv the ratio of portable electrical equipment accidents to all electrical accidents is approximately 1:5 and the University of Wolverhampton (2006) v observed that almost a quarter of all reportable electrical accidents involve portable equipment. This corresponds to the findings by HSE according to which nearly a quarter of all reportable electrical accidents involve portable equipment. vi Special attention must be paid to the maintenance of portable tools to prev


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Water Hazards



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