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Venomous Snakes

Venomous snakes found in the United States include rattlesnakes, copperheads, cottonmouths/water moccasins, and coral snakes. They can be dangerous to outdoor workers including farmers, foresters, landscapers, groundskeepers, gardeners, painters, roofers, pavers, construction workers, laborers, mech... Continue reading this article
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Construction Industry Suicide Rate is Four Times the National Average Stress, early morning hours, and late nights for construction employees are taking a toll on our industry. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the construction industry has the second-highest suici... Continue reading this article
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Sun Exposure

Ultraviolet (UV) rays are a part of sunlight that is an invisible form of radiation. UV rays can penetrate and change the structure of skin cells. There are three types of UV rays: ultraviolet A (UVA), ultraviolet B (UVB), and ultraviolet C (UVC). UVA is the most abundant source of solar radiation a... Continue reading this article
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Over the summer, the Mercury Alliance Board of Directors met to revise the organization's bylaws and change its name. The new name for the organization is Missourians for Transportation Investment. The purpose of the organization is to promote adequate and sustainable investment in, and improveme... Continue reading this article
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The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) held its Professional Development Conference and Exposition, known as “Safety2019,” in New Orleans, Louisiana. The three-day event, June 10-12, was attended by more than 5,500 safety professionals.   Safety2019 was dedicated to ... Continue reading this article
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Aggregate Operator, Heartland Materials Quarry Being a “safety guy” is nothing new to Paul Hudson. He was a First Responder for eight years with a previous employer in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, receiving extensive safety training and participating in monthly mock-emergency drills. Pau... Continue reading this article
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For the seventh year in a row, Colas has organized Safety Awareness Week, a week-long event dedicated to safety across its 800 business units and 2,000 production and recycling sites on five continents. This year's theme is "NOISE." Colas Safety Awareness Week is June 24-28, 2019. The 2019 editi... Continue reading this article
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Delta Asphalt of Arkansas, Inc., one of the Delta Companies Inc., was recently recognized at the 4th Annual AGC Arkansas Excellence in Safety Awards luncheon.        The “Excellence in Safety Award” was established in 2015 to recognize a company&rsquo... Continue reading this article
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Aggregate Operator, Clinton Quarry “Don’t burn yourself on the ovens” was the extent of the safety training Seth Bigham received as a shift manager for a local pizza restaurant. Good advice, but that was it. No safety department. No further safety training. In 2005, he left the p... Continue reading this article
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Aggregates Area Manager Mike Martin has been very active in numerous “Legislative Days” in Missouri to promote proper funding for the state’s transportation infrastructure. During one such visit earlier this year, Martin along with members of the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Associa... Continue reading this article
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