There aren’t many workplaces busier than a construction site. If you’re new to the industry, it’s imperative to be cautious. Come prepared and understand that the construction site comes with danger, but most common construction accidents are preventable. Here’s how employees can actively avoid them.
If you spot a potential trip or slip location, mark it immediately. Then get what you need to repair or diminish the tripping risk. Slips and trips are common when things are not where they belong, or when weather conditions get hazardous. If you’re not sure about the safety of the worksite, always contact a supervisor.
Opportunities for a fall can be everywhere on a worksite — uneven ground, holes, equipment, or even tough weather can make it tough to navigate the pathway ahead. Always remain cautious, especially if you’re in a new area. It can also help to pay attention to apparel – baggy or loose clothing can get caught more easily and do the damage you are working to prevent.
Crush injuries are one of the most common injuries in the construction industry. With proper usage of serious equipment, you can massively reduce the odds of a crush injury while on the job. First, all heavy machinery must be operated by a licensed professional where necessary. Make sure all eligible operators are certified and are well within range of a recent OSHA training.
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