7 Surprising Household Materials That May Contain Asbestos

Asbestos is an inexpensive, strong, and fire-resistant mineral that used to be a popular construction material. Now, everyone knows that asbestos causes cancer, so it's fallen out of favor, but if your home was built before 1980, asbestos could be lurking in many places. You probably already know that asbestos could be in your home's insulation, but asbestos was used in a huge variety of applications. Here are seven surprising places where asbestos could be hiding inside your home. [Read More]

Beware The Construction Zone! Safe Driving Tips And Advice

Road construction may not seem like the most threatening job in the world, but it can endanger the lives of both workers and drivers on the road. Although it may seem like common knowledge to follow the rules of the road while driving through a construction zone, in 2013, Pennsylvania work zones experienced 1,845 work zone crashes, which resulted in 16 deaths. Fortunately, there are ways you can practice safer driving while passing through a construction zone. [Read More]

Important Safety Tips Every New Forklift Driver Should Know

A forklift can be a dangerous piece of equipment that can cause fatalities. In fact, OSHA suggests that forklift accidents cause about 85 fatalities every year. If you've recently been hired to drive a forklift, you probably don't want to be counted in that statistic. Therefore, it's important to make safety your number one priority. Often, forklift operation safety courses are offered in the workplace, and some require certification which involves extensive practice and testing before being granted. [Read More]

How To Give Your Brick Fireplace A Fresh, New Look By Using Concrete Resurfacer

Outdated brick fireplaces are eyesores for many homeowners, and it is often difficult to know exactly how to update an old fireplace to fit in with more contemporary styling. Painting can be successful in some instances, but the underlying brick pattern may still be unsatisfactory to the eye. Fortunately, there is a low-cost, simple option available to the homeowner looking to radically update their fireplace; below is how you can use concrete resurfacer and paint to create a beautiful new look: [Read More]