4 Ways To Keep Workers Safe in the Construction Industry
Posted on July 20th, 2021 by American Ladders
The construction industry can be one of the most hazardous places to work. Workers face the risk of falling, electric shocks, injuries from machinery and tools, and heat exhaustion in hot weather daily. So, construction managers, supervisors, and employees must take measures to keep everyone safe on the job. And we have some of the best tips for you!
Here are five ways you can keep your employees safe on the job site
1. Make Safety Equipment Available
You must ensure safety equipment is available for all employees at all times. Safety equipment such as hard hats, steel-toe boots, and safety glasses should always be on-site for all employees while working on any project. Ensure that all tools and equipment used by your workers meet safety standards!
2. Proper Work Attire
Encouraging proper work attire by employees is vital for keeping a construction site running smoothly. It’s not just about the hard hats and safety goggles, but also the clothing. Whether supervisors require a uniform or jumpsuits, climbing ladders while in jeans and a jersey isn’t an excellent way to protect yourself.
3. Understand The Most Dangerous Surroundings
An essential step in keeping workers safe in a construction job environment is by surveying possible hazards and how they can be prevented or mitigated. Both workers and supervisors should take the time to understand their surroundings. The five key areas to look out for are:
- Hand tools.
- Excavation hazards.
- Occupational lung diseases.
4. Provide Safety Training
Workers should receive safety training before starting any job with potential hazards! Training is required by OSHA and includes instruction on using different equipment safely, what to do during an emergency, and the best ways to avoid severe injuries while on a construction site. This should be a top priority before starting any job for managers, supervisors, and employees.
Get in Contact With Us to Keep Your Workers Safe
Safety is our top priority here at American Ladders & Scaffolds. We offer Scaffolding, Ladder and Fall Protection Competent Person safety training classes for supervisors, forepersons and employees to ensure fewer injuries and accidents happen while on the job. Give us a call at 860-657-9252 or email us at: Office@AmericanLadders.com, and you’ll speak to a trained expert, ready to assist you with all your safety needs.