More stories about Safety

  • Labor-Saving Sandbagger

    This sandbag-filling truck accessory makes quick work of community protection efforts.

  • Skullerz head protection from Ergodyne

    Stylish hard hat combines impact-resistance with wide-brim design.

  • OSHA Issues Temporary Enforcement of Confined Spaces Standard

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a 60-day temporary enforcement policy of its Confined Spaces in Construction standard, effective Aug. 3.

  • Neck assist alleviates stress and tension of overhead work

    This device is made for the overhead worker to take the stress off the neck and head, while also providing back support to help users keep their posture and reduce the risk of injury.

  • Restoring confidence after a water crisis

    The Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 split responsibility for public safety between two government functions. Now, a free resource aims to restore confidence by closing the communications gap between water utilities and health departments.

  • Public works: the first line of defense

    I have a confession to make: I lifted the “first line” line from Municipal Water & Sewer’s editor. Luke Laggis was reminding readers that they’re health care workers. “’Sanitas’ is the Latin word for health,” he writes, quoting a World Health Organization adviser. “Maintaining the health of the...

  • Springing into summer

    Answer these 10 questions to ensure parks, trails, and playgrounds are ready to (safely) rock.

  • Who's responsible for protecting temporary workers?

    OSHA says treat your temporary workers as you treat your own existing employees. Also, work closely with temporary staffing agencies.

  • Landfill safety training

    The Solid Waste Association of North America provides comprehensive video safety training for landfill workers and operators. Know the safety hazards and how to protect against injury and damage.

  • Avoid trenching troubles

    How to keep your equipment and crews safe during trenching operations.