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It’s no secret, being a contractor is a dangerous job. Day-in and day-out we climb ladders and roofs, scale homes and use hazardous tools that are volatile at the flip of the switch. Falling off roofs and self-inflicted nail gun wounds are just a couple injuries we frequently see on the job, while s...

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The better questions is, do you use them? In January (2015) in the Near North Side neighborhood of Chicago, a construction worker was pinned and killed by a crane and because his accident was fatal OSHA was called in to do a formal investigation. Safety Procedures are Less Expensive Than an Accident...

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According to the National Safety Council, “in 2011, ladders were the source of 5,280 nonfatal, occupational injuries and illnesses, involving days away from work in the construction industry.” That is a staggering number! I think we all understand that accidents cost more than just money. Accidents...

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