We searched the web for the top safety tips while on or passing through construction sites. Here is what we found:
Construction Connect States:
Believe it or not, one of the leading causes of injuries to equipment operators are getting in and out of their equipment. However, you can easily lower the risk of your workers getting injured by having your workers follow these steps:
- Check your boots and gloves for mud or slippery substances and wipe them off
- Get a foot or hand hold before hoisting yourself up
- Use a step ladder if necessary to make sure you can climb on the equipment safely
- If you need help, be sure to ask. There’s nothing to be embarrassed about if you need a helping hand.
- Avoid hopping up or down on equipment, take your time
Atlantic Training States:
Use the proper tool for the designated task.
Frequent use of inadequate or poorly designed equipment will eventually lead to health hazards (tendonitis, trigger finger, white finger, carpal tunnel syndrome).
Never carry/yank a tool by its cord or hose. Also be sure to keep these cords or hoses far from oil, heat, water, and sharp edges.
Protect your ears and eyes from intense noises and vibrations; opt for power tools with lower vibrations, muffled noises, and longer trigger tools.
Ensure hand tools do not conduct heat or electricity.
Maintain good posture and balance the tools in correct alignment to your body at all times.
Keep other people well away from machine-operating areas. Consider investing on a construction safety program for your employees.
Always be aware of your surroundings. Have a care for overhead lines, obstructions, low clearances, underground utilities, and other such obstacles that could prove to be a nuisance or a lethal hazard.
Know, understand, and follow your workspace’s comprehensive safety program issued for that specific workspace, job position, and the task at hand.
Don’t use damaged tools; examine each one before its use to ensure that it is in proper working condition. Maintain tools in good, clean working order.
Before any worker — no matter his or her role or experience level — can set foot on a construction site, he or she must be fully aware of the possible hazards. Ignorant workers are perhaps the biggest dangers in any industry, as their unknowing mistakes put everyone else at risk. Understanding of perils at hand and sustaining a perpetual state of alertness is perhaps the number-one best way to prevent accidents. To become aware of such risks and how to avoid them, see OSHA Safety Check Lists. Every single person that steps foot onto a construction site should be aware of the risks associated with the job and how to prevent them with their knowledge of construction site safety.