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Construction Workers' Accidents Archives

Preventing heat exhaustion on an Atlanta worksite

Even though Labor Day brought the unofficial end to summer, at least for vacations, the heat will still remain for quite some time in Georgia. Protecting yourself from the sun and the heat while on a construction site is important to your health. Here are some tips for preventing heat exhaustion in Atlanta.

Construction workers need to be careful at accident scenes

Accidents happen -- especially when the job you do involves powerful machinery and tools that cut, grind and punch into other materials. When those accidents happen, it isn't unusual for a significant amount of blood to end up on the floor, walls, machinery and tools. A simple scalp laceration, for example, can bleed quite heavily, creating a mess that has to be cleaned up afterwards -- and a real risk of exposure for other employees to blood-borne pathogens like hepatitis or HIV.

How to safely handle chemicals at the workplace

There are billions of workplaces across the country and it's highly likely that each one of them has a chemical of some form on the premises. Whether that chemical is used to clean toilets, sinks or floors or it is used in the production of materials for consumers, it can be dangerous. Here's some tips on how to safely handle chemicals at work.

How do you triage an amputated fingertip?

Construction work is hard on the hands and fingers, and most workers know that they're at risk of an amputation if they're not careful. That's why many construction workers don't even wear a wedding band at work.They don't want to risk catching it on a piece of moving machinery and end up amputating a fingertip.

What can you do about eye injuries on a construction site?

Eye injuries are frighteningly common -- more than 20,000 of them occur each year, and they take an economic toll of around $300 million when the cost of lost work days, medical care and compensation are counted.

What to do following chemical exposure at work

Holding a job at a dangerous place of employment does not mean you are bound to suffer an injury. Even inherently dangerous jobs are required to meet safety standards set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). There are times when even the safest of workplaces fall victim to an accident, including ones involving chemical exposure. Here's what you should do following chemical exposure in Georgia.

Scaffolding accidents at Georgia construction sites

Construction sites are inherently dangerous due to their size, the equipment on the site and the amount of workers. With so many factors contributing to the site, injuries can occur when workers do not pay attention or the proper safety procedures are not followed. Accidents can also happen when safety procedures are followed completely.