Were you aware that falls are the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry? According to the U.S Department of Labor, there were 364 deaths due to falls in 2015. This is an alarming number; however, the good news is that falls are usually preventable. Keep reading and discover how falls can be prevented in the construction industry.
Emphasis On Training
The importance of training cannot possibly be overstated in this industry. In addition to providing employees with proper equipment for each job, they also need to be provided with sufficient trainings. They need to be educated properly on how to use the various types of equipment, so they are comfortable using it.
Use The Correct Equipment
Workers need to know when certain pieces of equipment can and should be used. Certain jobs call for certain pieces of equipment. Some common examples include rope grabs, retractables, lanyards, and beam straps. When these pieces of equipment are used correctly, they can prevent serious injuries and fatalities.
In order to ensure a project runs as smoothly as possible, adequate planning is critical. Some things to plan for include choosing the right personal protection equipment, determining exactly what type of work needs to be conducted, and the types of tools/equipment that will be needed to execute each project.
Understand Each Site’s Working Conditions
Before construction workers can begin a project, they need to have a full understanding of the site’s working conditions. All too often, workers do not survey and the site and consider the potential slipping and tripping hazards present. They can easily cause knee and ankle injuries. Wet or muddy surfaces are often a recipe for disaster. Also, always be on the lookout for uneven pavement and floors.
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.