Author: Kenny Graham

This week’s toolbox talk is all about making sure you get to and from work safely, during the colder winter season. The leading cause of death during winter storms is transportation accidents. Many accidents could be avoided if drivers took time to learn and practice these tips for driving safely during snowy and icy conditions. […]

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Back injuries are a very common injury in construction. In this Toolbox Talk, we will address proper lifting techniques, and how to reduce the risk of a back injury as well as other general safety tips. Preparation:  Ensure that you are wearing proper clothing and PPE  Steel toe or composite footwear should always […]

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With the ever changing weather conditions while working in construction, and specifically the cold weather, comes icy conditions. Winter is upon us, so take special care with walking and working surfaces that we work around on a daily basis. Even walking to and from parking lots or between buildings at work during the winter requires […]

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The danger of hand and power tools is evident in the 400,000 emergency room visits they account for each year. But many of those emergency room visits are caused by misusing tools and not working safely. When used correctly and with the proper safety measures, you can significantly reduce the chance of an accident. General […]

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Injuries from falls are one of the most common workplace accidents in the construction industry. Falls also represent close to 40% of fatal construction accidents throughout the work year. Weifield Group’s employees must understand how to identify fall hazards, while also understanding the ways they can protect themselves from falls. Areas Where Fall Hazards Exist: […]

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As the weather becomes “frightful” during winter months, construction workers who must brave the outdoor conditions face the occupational hazard of exposure to the cold. You need to be especially mindful of the weather, its effects on the body, and proper prevention techniques. Environmental conditions The following four environmental conditions are the causes of cold-related […]

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