Safety expert John Meola shares his list of top ten reasons for construction accidents, as well as precautions you can take to ensure safe equipment operation on your construction site.
Top Ten Construction Safety Tips. 1. Getting on and off equipment Getting on and off the machine is the No. 1 cause of injury to equipment operators, forklift drivers and truck drivers, any one of whom will readily share their "learning episode.". It happens a lot. First, check your gloves and boots.
Safety in the building and construction industry. The building and construction industry is marked by a high rate of attrition and many serious work accidents – particularly among foreign workers in Denmark. Read what you can do to improve safety as an employer or employee.
The term “time is money” is quite literal in the construction industry. The constant pressure project managers and crews face to meet deadlines and stay within budget often causes safety to fall to the wayside. In 2016, out of 4,693 worker fatalities in private industry, one in five were in construction.
Construction work is one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States, resulting in the deaths of nearly 1,000 workers every year. Most of those fatalities involve one of the Focus Four hazards. As the industry experiences another boom and the workforce grows, safety pros are focusing on training and engagement.
Housekeeping in the Construction Industry Safety Talk Companies that hold general housekeeping of work areas to high standard usually have a better safety culture than those companies who do not. Housekeeping is an important part of a robust safety program.
Construction Industry Safety Talks. Using the talks below can give your work crews guidance on many different topics they could deal with. Spending time on holding useful safety meetings in the morning before work begins is an effective way to reduce the chance of employees being injured on the job.
People working with heavy equipments and power tools are responsible for maintaining safe operations. All construction safety equipment must be in good working condition and people on the job site need to be well trained to perform their roles and job duties.
Construction safety officers work closely with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Safety Trends in Construction In recent years there is a trend for builders and contractors to pay more attention to safety-related matters than ever before.
Construction is one of the areas of employment where hazardous conditions are part of the everyday working environment. Safety is important in construction because of the many risks to worker health. The OSHA Quick Card for Fall Protection in Construction illustrates the importance of safety in the construction industry. Significance.
10 Road Construction Work Zone Safety Tips Posted on April 27, 2017 April 27, 2017 by Kendall Jones Warmer weather means that roadwork season is in full effect which means more and more work zones are popping up on our interstates, highways, and streets.
Safety should be one of the top priorities of any construction company. Since the 7th annual Construction Safety Day is just around the corner on April 23, Viewpoint decided to take a deeper look at the construction industry’s safety statistics over the past decade. They pored over years of data ...
Construction is a high hazard industry that comprises a wide range of activities involving construction, alteration, and/or repair. Construction workers engage in many activities that may expose them to serious hazards, such as falling from rooftops, unguarded machinery, being struck by heavy construction equipment, electrocutions, silica dust, and asbestos.