An in-depth look at what is involved with personal fall protection, how to use it, where it's appropriate, and where to get it
A few minutes up front can save tons of time when you're in the air—and it can eliminate broken ribs, a broken back, or death
A smooth slab begins with a lump of mud and a straight 2x5
Too much of a good thing can kill you. Including sunny weather.
Brute strength will not win in a war with physics. Smart design predicts the resonance of a building and sidesteps the waves
Aerial lifts are a real time-saver on jobsites; with a few basic safety precautions, they can continue to be
Guardrails provide a physical barrier between the worker and the fall hazard. When constructed correctly, guardrails can prevent a person from falling from elevated workplaces.
Walking on a scaffold with boots is like tightening a lug molt with mittens
Part 2 in a miniseries on fall protection equipment and techniques
Do not be a dummy, make sure your tools are solidly secured, and put some protection between you and them—in case they ain't.
You can't work faster if you're in the hospital—or worse.
A handful of handies for the tool editor who has (almost) everything
How to inspect, assemble, put on, and seal-test a respirator for low-pressure spray foam application
Tend to yourself and to immediate danger—and then start planning your comeback party
If you don't create a culture of smart and safe work practices, who will?
This true story is taken from a NIOSH FACE Report, which identifies factors that contribute to fatal injuries and gives comprehensive recommendations for preventing similar deaths.
Ladder safety is not rocket science, it boils down to using common sense and having patience.
To suck air from under a slab, the slab must be airtight