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How to avoid electrical hazards in the workplace

Electrical hazards are one of the biggest risks in the workplace, and they are especially prevalent in the construction and engineering industries. When you need to work in an environment that has electrical hazards, your employer has the responsibility to make you aware of the risks at hand and educate you on how to keep yourself and others safe.

A Cleveland construction worker suffers a crush injury on Hwy 176

Ohio Department of Transporation (ODOT) released a press release on Monday, May 21, acknowledging that one of its road construction workers was struck while working on a portion of State Route 176 in Cleveland that morning.

Reasons why construction accidents happen in Ohio

The construction industry is an important one for the Ohio economy. It is also a very dangerous industry in which to work. Even the most experienced construction workers can find themselves injured in an accident on the job. These accidents can typically be avoided, especially if the construction site has safety policies and procedures in place to protect employees. We will examine some of the reasons why construction accidents occur in Cleveland.

Preventing electrical injuries in the workplace

Working with electricity can be extremely dangerous if you do not take the right precautions. When you deal with electricity in the workplace, your employer should have certain safety requirements in place to ensure that everyone is kept as safe as possible.

Preventing Forklift accidents

Forklifts are well-known, as they are present on almost all construction sites. Although most construction workers are familiar with the way they are operated and the safety risks associated with them, they are still responsible for roughly 100 deaths each year, as well as around 62,000 minor injuries and 35,000 major injuries.

Crane accidents are more common than you might think

The use of cranes for increasingly ambitious construction projects is a crucial part of American development, and helps to create world-class cities that are ever-evolving. However, the reality for construction workers that regularly use and operate cranes is that they have the potential to cause fatal accidents. Engineers are constantly working to make cranes safer and accidents less likely to happen. Unfortunately, crane accidents are more common than you might think.

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