Construction Materials Price Increases - Why Building is Getting More Expensive

Construction Materials Price Increases - Why Building is Getting More Expensive

ConstructionAndrew Miller
Raw material used in construction is seeing dramatic price increases and steel is no exception.  Since fall protection guard rail systems are construction from cast steel, pipe and tubing, these increases  is having a significant impact on guard rail pricing.
The Ultimate Campus Safety Checklist - Dakota Safety

The Ultimate Campus Safety Checklist

BollardsAndrew Miller

Ensuring the safety of students and staff at your campus is a huge responsibility. Don't guess about best practices, take a look at our checklist.

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Non-Penetrating Guardrails: Understanding Your Options - Dakota Safety

Non-Penetrating Guardrails: Understanding Your Options

ConstructionAndrew Miller

Whether you're looking for a temporary or permanent safety solution, non-penetrating guardrails are excellent options for an array of needs.

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Ladder Guard Basics - Dakota Safety

Ladder Guard Basics

ConstructionAndrew Miller

Ladder safety often seems like a no-brainer but it's easily overlooked. Going over ladder basics could mean the difference between safety and injury.

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Staying Informed on OSHA’s Fall Protection Changes - Dakota Safety

Staying Informed on OSHA’s Fall Protection Changes

Fall ProtectionAndrew Miller

OSHA plays a vital role in ensuring the safety of workers across the nation. Are you up-to-speed on their latest fall protection changes? Here's the facts.

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Is Your HVAC in Ship-Shape? - Dakota Safety

Is Your HVAC in Ship-Shape?

Fall ProtectionAndrew Miller

the importance of keeping your HVAC in good working order is a no brainer. Are you doing everything you can to ensure your system is in peak condition?

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Fall Safety in the Manufacturing Industry - Dakota Safety

Fall Safety in the Manufacturing Industry

Fall ProtectionAndrew Miller

The leading cause of occupational injuries and fatalities is falls. In fact, within the past decade, it is the #1 OSHA-violated standard, resulting in workplace tragedies, costing businesses a substantial amount of money and damaging their reputations.

Perhaps it is fair to say that one of the most dangerous work environments is industrial spaces, including factories, warehouses, and manufacturing plants. Such settings create numerous opportunities for tripping, slipping, and falling from greasy floors and damaged steps to clutter and uneven walking surfaces. 

 

Ladders 101: Choosing the Right Ladder for Your Worksite - Dakota Safety

Ladders 101: Choosing the Right Ladder for Your Worksite

ConstructionAndrew Miller

There are many occasions on a worksite when there may be a requirement to work at height. For such a job, you’ll be unsurprised to hear that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) frowns upon clambering up the nearest tall object; you’re going to need a ladder.

But once you’ve made the decision that the task requires a ladder, how do know which type to go for? There are a wide array of options and picking the wrong one could be hazardous.

Here are a few things you need to consider when choosing the right ladder for your worksite.

 

Evaluating Safety Protocols for the New Year - Dakota Safety

Evaluating Safety Protocols for the New Year

ConstructionAndrew Miller

Building and maintaining a safe workplace should be an ongoing process for all employers, not simply a list of things that can be checked off once and forgotten. Because safety is a serious matter of life or death, fostering a successful, proactive safety culture requires the utmost commitment and dedication from every member within an organization.

Since OSHA regulations change constantly, it is important to evaluate your company’s safety protocols. As we welcome the new year, now is the time to determine how you can effectively assess your safety plan to ensure a happy, injury-free workplace for your workers.      

 

Rooftop Safety For Dummies - Dakota Safety

Rooftop Safety For Dummies

ConstructionAndrew Miller

Forging ahead on a rooftop repair doesn’t need to be an occasion ending in a hospital visit. Whether you oversee rooftop work with a construction company or your workers conduct regular rooftop maintenance, the same rules apply. The chance of injuries are unfortunately all too common. A report issued from The Center for Construction Research and Training surmised from 2008 to 2010, roof-related falls accounted for one third of fall-related construction deaths.

Heeding to a little practical advice is key to preventing a painful – and possibly fatal – accident. Here are 5 no-nonsense tips on how to make rooftop work a cinch.

 

Getting Started With Fall Safety in the Retail Industry - Dakota Safety

Getting Started With Fall Safety in the Retail Industry

Fall ProtectionAndrew Miller

Retail workers perform a wide array of tasks in a typical day that demand both physical and mental energy. It may seem that most of the retail industry is part of a low-risk environment. However, falls can occur in any type of situation; more than 1 million workers’ comp claims are filed each year.

 

Top 5 OSHA Violations for Construction Companies - Dakota Safety

Top 5 OSHA Violations for Construction Companies

Fall ProtectionAndrew Miller

Since its formation in 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, has set standards to ensure all private-sector employers provide optimal workplace safety and health to their employees. Failure to comply with OSHA standards, even if it’s a small mistake, can penalize your construction company in a big way. As such, no business wants to account for the high costs that result from OSHA violations.

Here are the top 5 OSHA violations that every construction company should proactively avoid.