Construction is practically everywhere you look. It is next to impossible to drive through a busy city without witnessing some road work being completed. It is important to remember that when it comes to construction, safety always needs to be the number one priority. We at Reliable Contracting want to ensure that everyone remains safe when working on any construction-related project. Here are three common safety hazards at construction sites and what workers need to do to stay safe!
Slips and Falls
All too often, construction workers lose their balance while working at construction sites. In most cases, this is caused by working on uneven or slippery surfaces. If you are working on a construction project, there are several measures you can take to ensure you remain on your feet. One of the best ways to do so is to utilize fall arrest systems. In fact, constructions workers are required to use them by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) if they are exposed to drops that are 6 feet or higher. It is also important to try and plan around the weather. Rain and snow will create slippery surfaces and hazardous conditions for construction workers. Extra precaution and awareness is needed in these conditions.
Electricity is very unforgiving to humans. For this reason, construction workers always need to be especially careful when working with wiring and other utilities. It is essential that a construction worker knows exactly where all electrical hazards are when they begin a project. This is so they can keep a distance from all power lines.
Getting Struck By Machinery
Under no circumstance should a construction working be positioned between moving objects. Before any equipment is turned on, you want to be sure that you are a safe distance away. Also, if you are going to operate or work near heavy-duty machinery, you need to be wearing high-visibility clothing so you can be easily seen.
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