Archive for chemicals

7 Steps to Construction Site Safety

An empty soda bottle rolling around a job site seems like a small problem but it’s a big liability when a worker trips over it and breaks an arm. Construction sites can be dangerous places for all kinds of reasons large and obvious as well as soda-bottle-small and seemingly unimportant. Ten of[...]

After a Commercial Fire: Smoke, Soot and Water Issues Unite

When shocked owners and employees survey the sodden mess after a fire guts their workplace, it’s tempting to immediately don paper masks, sturdy shoes and coveralls to rescue important items. Tempting, but ill-advised: the soot, water and char that have spread throughout the fire scene and across[...]

Hidden Dangers When Storing Too Many Chemicals, Too Long

As the proportion of new homes with two- and even three-car garages has grown in recent decades, the autozone has turned into a multipurpose work-and-play space. For many homeowners, chemicals are a common part of daily life, but too often people forget that they can be harmful if not stored[...]