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Stretch it Out!

Stretch? Most people would not consider working on a construction site to be an athletic event. But those who do dig with a shovel, pick up cinder blocks, or drive equipment know that it is not unusual to come home from work each day with sore muscles and aches.

Fortunately, there are ways to prevent those after-work aches with a few minutes of warm-ups before beginning work.

Why is stretching important? The most common injury on a construction job site typically involves the back. Professional studies show that if a person injures their back, they are more likely to suffer a re-injury because they are used to the same behavior and repetition could...

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2017 Hurricane season is upon us

For most businesses, there is enough warning of an incoming hurricane to batten down the hatches. With a few days’ notice of knowing when the storm will hit your location, there is a lot you can do to prevent damage. Small businesses can even take charge of the clean up after the hurricane.

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Preparing for the Hurricane

Locations with large storefronts need to put up plywood boards to act as shutters outside the glass. This keeps small debris from breaking a window and allowing water to come in. Inspecting the windows, doors, and roof before the storm hits is another good...

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Traffic Control is essential for road safety

Traffic control is essential to keeping workers safe on road construction projects.

Developing an effective traffic control system in temporary traffic control (TTC) zones involves the use of flagmen, static signs, flashing signs, and cones or barrels.

TTC zones are typically divided into four areas:

  1. The advance warning area, which is where signs and flashing signs notify motorists of impending traffic route changes
  2. The transition area, which involves the use of cones or barrels to gradually redirect vehicles away from a construction area by channeling the vehicles to a new path
  3. The activity area, which is the highway section where construction is occurring
  4. The termination area, which redirects vehicles to the original traffic flow.

Defined mathematical formulas determine the...

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Surviving the heat during the Dog Days of Summer

Now that we are officially into the dog days of summer, it is a good time to be mindful of the affects of heat on the body when working outside.

Image result for dog days of summerKeeping cool and hydrated are the best ways to protect yourself when working on a hot job site. Being aware of the risk factors that may influence whether you become ill due to overheating can help keep you safe while working in the sun. Some of the risk factors to be aware of that can affect your health include:

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