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Safety Tips for Construction Workers

construction worker safety

Make sure that you are putting safety first when working on a construction site.

Being a construction worker requires a lot of skill and competence. It’s a tough job and not always safe. A construction worker who is not fully alert or who is not performing their job in a certain way runs the risk of anything from stress and strain injuries to fatalities. This is why being a construction worker is such a valuable position; construction workers risk their health to build necessary infrastructure. However, with the proper precautions, construction workers can decrease their risk of an injury and reinforce their safety on site. Read our safety tips to make sure that you are maintaining your good health while on the construction site!

Proper Lifting

Improper lifting techniques are the number one culprit for creating uncomfortable back pain. To make sure that you’re lifting properly, make sure that you’re lifting with your knees slightly bent and your back straight. Try not to twist while lifting, as this strain can cause a pulled muscle in the back. You can also maintain better balance by positioning one foot in front of another while lifting.

Keep Arms and Wrists in Neutral Positions

Your arms and wrists should be in neutral positions whenever you’re not working. This will avoid strain, stress, and the development of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Use Ergonomic Power Tools

If you find your grip slipping on your tools or you have sore hands or wrists after using a power tool, then it may be a good idea to invest in some ergonomic tools. Using poorly designed tools can put a strain on your hands and wrists that can even result in such conditions as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, white finger, and trigger finger. Even power tools that produce a lot of vibration or noise can be damaging to your health. Make sure that the tools you use are easy to hold and don’t leave your muscles sore or your ears ringing. Of course, if the noise from the tool you are using is unavoidable, make sure that you have a good pair of noise-reducing earplugs or headphones. Finally, make sure that you are using tools that are specifically constructed for your dominant hand. So, if you’re left-handed, you may need to take special care to procure left-handed tools that will give you a better grip, keep you safe, and keep your joints from developing a repetitive stress injury.

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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 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 FacebookGoogle+LinkedInPinterest, and Twitter!

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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