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April 2018 Archives

ABC identifies measures that improve construction site safety

Construction workers in Texas whose employers use the Associated Builders and Contractors' Safety Performance Evaluation Process, also known as STEP, may be less likely to be injured on the job than those who work for employers who do not. ABC found that reportable safety incidents can be reduced by 85 percent and overall company safety may go up by as much as 670 percent when companies use STEP.

How to guard against burn injuries at work

Those working in the oil and gas industry in Texas and throughout the country need to be aware of the risks related to fires. In 2017, three workers in Colorado were injured when an oilfield pipeline fire broke out. One of the men later died from his injuries. To protect against fire and other burn injuries, workers should be outfitted with proper flame-resistant (FR) clothing. In addition to keeping workers safe, it can offer financial protection for employers.

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