Cold Weather Stress & Hypothermia

Cold stress occurs when weather elements drive down skin temperature and eventually the internal body temperature drops as well. When the body is unable to warm itself, serious cold-related illnesses and injuries may occur and permanent tissue damage and death could...

OSHA’s Silica Rule . . . Need help?

Need help with the new Construction OSHA Silica Rule???  Give Premier Safety Solutions a call today . . . let us help you with your Written Exposure Control Plan, Table 1 Compliance, Exposure Sampling, Silica Competent Person Training, Respiratory Protection Medical...

OSHA fines USPS Maryland Facility $342K

The U.S. Postal Service has been cited for six health violations after an OSHA inspection of the Brooklyn South Carrier Annex in Brooklyn, Md. Inspectors responded to a complaint alleging workers were exposed to blood and other potentially infectious bodily fluids...

A Hidden Epidemic: Construction Worker Suicide

According to data from the CDC, construction workers are at a very high risk for suicide – a rate of 53.3 per 100,000 workers. The following are contributing factors leading to these statistics: Early hours and late nights on the job, especially during critical...

Careful Use of Propane Heaters on Construction Sites

To help combat the cold, portable heaters fueled by propane are often used on construction sites. While they provide adequate heat, there are some obvious safety concerns when using large, high-BTU, portable heaters. Certain precautions need to be observed when using...