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November 10, 2015 | by: Jennifer Aalgaard



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November 2, 2015 | by: Jennifer Aalgaard

You’re an experienced construction worker. You have your own PPE, steel toes boots for all weather occasions and keep your eyes open for physical safety hazards; falls, scaffold collapse, repetitive motion injuries and more. But there are other hazards you may overlook: hazards to your health. Here are 6 things to keep in mind to make sure you stay in tip-top shape.
Noise Exposure
Noise-related hearing loss has been listed as one of the most prevalent occupational health concerns in the United States for more than 25 years. Exposure to high levels of noise can cause permanent hearing loss. Short term exposure to loud noise can also cause a temporary change in hearing (your ears may feel stuffed up) or a ringing in your ears (tinnitus). These short-term problems may go away within a few minutes or hours after leaving the noisy area. However, repeated exposures to loud noise can lead to permanent tinnitus and/or hearing loss. Wearing earmuffs or earplugs can protect your hearing.
Respiratory Hazards are a common health hazard while working construction. Below are just a few of the most common.
Silica is a basic component of sand, quartz and granite rock. Activities such as roof bolting, stonecutting, drilling, brick/block/concrete cutting, asphalt paving, hammering, chipping and sweeping concrete can create an airborne silica exposure hazard. Overexporsure to silica accounts for approximately three hundred deaths annually in the construction industry (www.osha.gov, 2015)
Wood Dust
Breathing wood dust that becomes airborne through sanding and cutting may cause allergic respiratory symptoms, mucosal and non-allergic respiratory symptoms, and cancer. The extent of these hazards and the associated wood types have not been clearly established.
Breathing asbestos fibers can cause a loss of lung function that often progresses to disability and death. Asbestos can also cause lung cancer and other diseases such as mesothelioma.
OSHA estimates that approximately 838,000 workers in construction are potentially exposed to lead. Workers are exposed to lead as a result of the production, use, maintenance, recycling, and disposal of lead material and products. Workers are often exposed during the removal, renovation, or demolition of structures painted with lead pigments.
Synthetic Mineral Fibers
Synthetic mineral fibers are made primarily from rock, clay, slag, or glass. These fibers are generally put into three groups into three general groups: fiberglass, mineral wool, and refractory ceramic fibers. There are more than 225,000 workers in the US exposed to synthetic mineral fibers in manufacturing and end-use applications.
Your safety is very important to us. We hope these tips help keep you healthy and on the job. Have any other health hazards that may be overlooked, even for the most seasoned construction worker? Share them on Twitter using #HealthHazards.
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October 22, 2015 | by: Jennifer Aalgaard

Winter is fast approaching and temperatures are dropping. Some areas have already seen the first snow of 2015. So, while working outdoors, it is very important to protect your body from cold weather stress. Here are some tips, straight from OSHA and NIOSH , to keep you from experiencing cold stress.  

1.     Wear appropriate clothing.
a.     Wear several layers of loose clothing. Layering provides better insulation.
b.     Tight clothing reduces blood circulation. Warm blood needs to be circulated to the extremities.
c.      When choosing clothing, be aware that some clothing may restrict movement resulting in a hazardous situation.
2.     Make sure to protect the ears, face, hands and feet in extremely cold weather.
a.     Boots should be waterproof and insulated.
b.     Wear a hat; it will keep your whole body warmer. (Hats reduce the amount of body heat that escapes from your head.)
3.     Move into warm locations during work breaks
4.     Carry cold weather gear, such as extra socks, gloves, hats, jacket, blankets, a change of clothes and a thermos of warm, sweetened liquid.
5.     Stay dry in the cold because moisture or dampness, like from sweating, can increase the rate of heat loss from the body.
6.     Include a thermometer and chemical hot packs in your first aid kit.
7.     Avoid touching cold metal surfaces with bare skin.
8.     Monitor your physical condition and that of your coworkers.
There are three common types of cold-related illnesses and injuries to keep watch out for:
1.     Hypothermia
2.     Frostbite
3.     Trench Foot
Cold stress is no joke so protect yourself with these helpful hints. As always, use safe work practices and personal protective equipment (PPE) and speak up if you have questions or concerns about cold weather safety.
Do you have any other tips? Share them on Twitter using #ColdStress.

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October 9, 2015 | by: Jennifer Aalgaard

Imagine this, you apply for a job, get an interview and everything goes great. You are perfect for the job. Then you get the dreaded email, “Thank you for applying, but you have not been selected for this position.”

WHA?! You’re frustrated and angry. You jump on Twitter and to tell your followers of your experience; go out with friends to drink your pain away and post pics of it on Facebook; that just might be your problem!
More and more employers are going online to learn “more” about you. And although it is illegal to not hire a candidate solely based on social media presence, it can impact how you’re perceived. Here are some steps you can take to make sure you are putting your best foot forward online.
1.     Google Yourself - Literally go to Google, or other search engines, and put in your name. You’ll be surprised what comes up. If you’re active on social media, you can guarantee it will all come up. If you see things that are less than flattering, identify where they came from and delete them from the source. Social media and blog posts are the biggest culprits, and you have control over that. Read how below.
2.     Clean-up Your Social Media Accounts - Keep private things private, but assume nothing is.
a.     Facebook Privacy
                                               i.          Restrict who can see what
1.     Go to Privacy Check-up and go through each step to limit views to, at least, just friends.
                                              ii.          Limit who can see past posts
1.     Go to Privacy Shortcuts > see More Settings> Limit the audience for posts you’ve shared with friends of friends or Public > Click Limit Past Posts and confirm.
                                             iii.          Delete posts that you don’t want anyone to see.
b.     Twitter Privacy
                                               i.          Protect your tweets.
1.     Go to Settings > Click Security and privacy > Under Privacy, see Tweet Privacy and click Protect my Tweets.
3.     Maintenance - Set up a Google Alert with your name. It lets you track search items and be notified immediately when a new search with those terms pops up. Google Alerts even has a handy “Me on the Web” widget that allows you to create alerts for your name and email address.
Ultimately, just be smart: Be diplomatic online. Don’t engage in social hate or post pics of you doing illicit activities or something you wouldn’t want your mom or grandma to see. The internet is forever, so make the right choices now, so it doesn’t come back to haunt you later.
Have more ideas? Comments? Share them online using #LandThatJob!
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