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Carbon Monoxide: How to Keep Your Crew Safe Around Generators
Carbon Monoxide: How to Keep Your Crew Safe Around Generators

At a job site, construction workers can experience many health hazards that can result in injury, disability, or even death. When colder weather occurs, workers bring some construction gear inside to do their job. This may include generators. Without the right ventilation, generators can cause carbon monoxide to enter the air and poison your workers. It is a colorless and odorless gas, making it hard to detect.
Keep reading to learn how to keep your crew safe around generators. You can also know what to do if one of your crew members becomes ill from carbon monoxide poisoning.

5 Uses for a Trencher
5 Uses for a Trencher

Have you ever thought there must be other ways to use a trencher? Sure, the obvious one is that it creates a trench, but did you know there are other uses for this type of machinery? Use this guide to learn about the five different ways you can use a trencher for your next construction project.

Pet Safety Around Construction Sites, Renovation Projects, and Heavy Equipment
Pet Safety Around Construction Sites, Renovation Projects, and Heavy Equipment

To keep your pet safe, you need to know what measures to take. This guide will help walk you through the risks that construction and renovation pose to your pet, and the steps you can take to keep them calm and safe.

How to Prepare a House for Sale
How to Prepare a House for Sale

The idea of preparing your house might feel overwhelming, but it can make a big difference. By taking care of certain tasks before your showings start, you can increase the chances of getting offers and more value out of your house.

What is the Best Snow Removal Equipment?
What is the Best Snow Removal Equipment?

Whether you’re expecting a little or a lot of snow this winter, you need to prepare yourself for the season. From sidewalks and driveways to parking lots, you need the right machine to clear snow. Not sure what equipment to rent? Learn about the best snow removal equipment and attachments to rent.

Working in the Winter: How to Stay Safe and Keep Equipment in Good Shape
Working in the Winter: How to Stay Safe and Keep Equipment in Good Shape
How to Choose a Forklift and Available Attachments
How to Choose a Forklift and Available Attachments

Whether you use forklifts in a warehouse setting or on a construction site, they are some of the most versatile machines you’ll find anywhere. From industrial to agricultural jobs, forklifts can do it all. Forklifts come in gas- and battery-powered versions and they can tackle both smooth surfaces and rough terrain. When you add the right attachments, forklifts can perform countless jobs — everything from moving materials to supporting your crew. Find out how to choose a forklift that fits your needs, which attachments are available, and how to rent one for your next job.

Who All Needs Boom Lift Certification and Training?
Who All Needs Boom Lift Certification and Training?

Boom lifts have been a popular type of equipment on construction sites for years. The lift’s versatility makes it an excellent choice for many tasks that need to be completed up off the ground. However, workers need specialized training to operate this type of aerial lift. To keep a work site safe, boom lift operators must be certified by a trusted source. Learn more about the training requirements for using a boom lift to help keep your workers safe.

From Construction Sites to Constructed Housing: Resources for Homeless Veterans
From Construction Sites to Constructed Housing: Resources for Homeless Veterans

With projects commonly spanning multiple years, generally offering quiet at night, and typically containing portable restrooms and even sometimes electrical outlets, it’s no secret that unsheltered homeless people often spend the night on construction sites, hiding out underneath scaffolding or big equipment. However, this is a dangerous practice – and it’s on the rise.

Why Scissor Lifts Are a Safe Choice
Why Scissor Lifts Are a Safe Choice

When you’re working on a construction or maintenance project, the job may require you to perform certain tasks up high. In many cases, aerial work is best suited to a scissor lift. This type of lift offers a stable base from which workers can get the job done. Though they do have some limitations, scissor lifts much pose far fewer risks than other aerial work alternatives, such as ladders or scaffolding. Learn why scissors lifts are a safe bet for getting the job done.

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