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Worker Safety Tips For Construction Sites

Worker Safety Tips For Construction Sites

There always needs to be precautionary measures that ensure workers stay safe at construction sites!

Injuries occur at construction sites every year. In most cases, construction-related accidents can be prevented when precautionary measures are taken. Safety is always a primary concern at Reliable Contracting. We continuously make sure that our employees are never put in harm’s way. Here are some potential safety hazards for construction workers, along with possible solutions.

Stairways

You might be amazed how often construction workers injure themselves trying to walk down a stairwell. It is imperative that stairways are always clear of any dangerous objects that could cause a person to trip. Also, it is vital that slippery conditions are corrected immediately. Any water or debris left on or near a stairway can make the area hazardous.

Scaffolding

Construction workers frequently rely on scaffolds to complete certain projects. They are a useful tool; however, they do pose several major safety risks. They always need to be erected correctly; otherwise, they are an accident waiting to happen. A scaffold should not be erected, moved, or dismantled by an individual unless they have received the proper training. Scaffolds always need to be structurally sound.Unstable objects such boxes, barrels, loose concrete should never be used to support scaffolds. Also, scaffolds should always be equipped with mid rails, guardrails, and toe boards.

Ladders

Ladders are used all the time at construction sites. Unfortunately, they are sometimes used incorrectly and in ways that create significant safety risks. It is important that constructions workers on site choose the appropriate ladder for the job. It is also essential that a competent and trained worker inspects the ladder before use. They should be looking for things like bent side rails, structural damage, and contaminants that cause a person to slip and fall.

Cranes

A crane has the capabilities of causing serious harm to a worker. In addition to ladders and scaffolds, cranes need to be inspected and used correctly. Before a worker begins using a crane, they need to take a look at the controls to ensure proper operation. Also, components like the chain and wire rope need to inspected thoroughly.

ABOUT RELIABLE CONTRACTING

Reliable is dedicated to delivering quality products, displaying professionalism within the firm, seeking new opportunities for expansion and profitability, and providing an environment for individual success. If you have a commercial or residential construction project that you need taken care of, please contact Anne Arundel County’s largest site-work contractor today by calling 410-987-0313 or visiting our website. You can also follow Reliable Contracting on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter!

Reliable Contracting Company serves the following and surrounding counties: Annapolis, Queen Anne’s, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Calvert, Caroline, Charles, Howard, Prince George, St. Mary’s, Talbot, and Washington D.C.

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Serving Maryland's Commercial & Residential Builders & Developers Since 1928 Reliable Contracting Company, Inc. maintains a reputation as a leader in the construction industry. Our clientele includes builders, developers, individuals and government agencies. With projects ranging in cost from $10,000 to over $10 million, Reliable can be seen working on Maryland's roads, highways, airports, office parks, shopping centers, hospitals, churches, and residential neighborhoods earning our reputation by providing clients with consistent quality and dedication to their projects. Reliable Contracting Co., Inc. is a Proud Member of the following organizations: Associated Builders and Contractors, Chesapeake Chapter - www.abc-chesapeake.org Maryland Asphalt Association - www.mdasphalt.org Maryland Transportation Builders and Materials Association - www.mtbma.org National Asphalt Paving Association (NAPA) - www.asphaltpavement.org West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce - www.waaccc.org Leadership Anne Arundel - www.leadershipaa.org National Federation of Independent Business - www.nfib.com U.S. Chamber of Commerce - www.uschamber.com Homebuilders Association of MD - www.homebuilders.org
2410 Evergreen Road
Gambrills
MD
21054
USA
Serving Maryland's Commercial & Residential Builders & Developers Since 1928 Introduction Reliable Contracting Company, Inc. maintains a reputation as a leader in the construction industry. Our clientele includes builders, developers, individuals and government agencies. With projects ranging in cost from $10,000 to over $10 million, Reliable can be seen working on Maryland's roads, highways, airports, office parks, shopping centers, hospitals, churches, and residential neighborhoods earning our reputation by providing clients with consistent quality and dedication to their projects.
2410 Evergreen Road, Suite 200
Gambrills
MD
21054
USA