Construction Safety: Truck Driver Safety

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), truck drivers of heavy trucks have a high number of workplace electrical fatalities.  A total of 76% of these fatalities occurred from contact with overhead power lines. 70% of all worker electrical fatalities occur in non-electrical occupations. 76% of heavy truck driver workplace electrical fatalities occurred […]

Construction Safety: Tree Trimming Safety

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), tree trimming occupations have some of the highest numbers of workplace electrical fatalities. A total of 84% of these workplace fatalities occurred when tree trimmers came in contact with overhead power lines. 70% of all worker electrical fatalities occur in non-electrical occupations. 84% of tree trimming […]

Construction Safety: Roofer Safety

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), roofers have a high number of workplace electrical fatalities. A total of 81% of these fatalities occurred from contact with overhead power lines. 70% of all worker electrical fatalities occur in non-electrical occupations. 81% of roofer workplace electrical fatalities occurred from contact with overhead power lines […]

Construction Safety: Painter Safety

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), painters in construction and maintenance have a high number of workplace electrical fatalities. A total of 78% of these fatalities occurred from contact with overhead power lines. 70% of all worker electrical fatalities occur in non-electrical occupations.  78% of painter workplace electrical fatalities occurred from contact […]

Construction Safety: Construction Laborer Safety

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction laborers have a high number of workplace electrical fatalities. A total of 60% of these fatalities occurred from contact with overhead power lines, while another 35% were caused by working on or near energized equipment or wires. 70% of all worker electrical fatalities occur in […]

Construction Safety: OSHA Top 4 Construction Hazards

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the construction industry has one of the highest rates of workplace injuries and deaths in the United States. Learn how what you can do to prevent construction-related workplace injuries. OSHA Fatal 4 Electrocution: Locate and identify utilities such as overhead power lines and underground wires before […]

Construction Safety: Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics is one of the occupations with the most electrically-related workplace fatalities. A total of 90% of these workplace fatalities occur when a heating, air conditioning, or refrigeration mechanic comes in contact with energized equipment or parts on or near the […]

Residential Construction – Workplace Safety

Before starting any project, always look up to make sure you’re aware of any overhead power lines. Whether you’re working on the roof, trimming trees, or cleaning the gutters, make sure you’re a safe distance from any power line and make sure to warn others of their proximity. You should always stay at least 10-feet […]

Workplace Safety – Limits of Approach – Always Look Up

It’s no surprise that a construction job site can be an incredibly dangerous workplace. With so many safety protocols and procedures to follow, it can seem overwhelming. But the truth is, most accidents involving electricity, are caused by non-electrical workers inadvertently contacting power lines.  Voltage Limited Approach Boundary < 50 V 10 ft (3 m) […]