Managing your employees’ safety is the most important objective on your construction site. Work-related deaths and injuries in construction, particularly around heavy machinery, are frequently avoidable and can be significantly reduced by fostering a culture of safety in your teams. The first step toward a safe worksite is to keep everyone on the job site informed of the most recent safety precautions and track equipment usage to ensure proper, timely maintenance.
Other simple measures you can take to improve workplace safety include:
🦺 Any employees working with or around heavy equipment should be included as active participants in your overall safety program. Every person on-site should be trained on the dangers and hazards of working with heavy equipment.
🦺 When loading and unloading equipment at the site, make sure you do so on level ground to avoid rollovers when getting it on or off the truck or trailer. Safely stepping down from equipment (and not jumping) is equally as important.
🦺 Always wear proper personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, safety glasses, sturdy boots, and hard hats. Appropriately protecting against environmental factors should also be considered.
🦺 Follow proper lock-out/tag-out procedures when servicing or performing maintenance on equipment. Make sure parking brakes are engaged and use chocks to block the wheels.
Construction sites can be hazardous places, and accidents can happen at any time. Keeping everyone aware of the potential hazards and things to watch out for makes for a safer worksite.
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