Why is safety important on a construction site?
Construction is one industry where hazardous conditions are a part of the everyday working environment. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one in 10 construction workers are injured on the job every year and one in five are killed. While construction companies are legally required to provide a safe work environment, many still fall short.
Safety is important on a construction site because of the many risks that workers face on a day-to-day basis, including moving heavy equipment, power tools, working at height, trench collapses, to name a few. When something goes wrong, accidents and injuries can occur. With a safety mindset, everyone on a construction site can be kept safe.
Maintaining Safety on a Construction Site
Whenever there are employees working on a job site, safety must be maintained. Safety is contingent on a variety of factors including:
- Construction equipment is in good working order and properly maintained
- Adequate training and compliance with OSHA standards
- Use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and proper work attire for the job at hand
- Promotion of a non-threatening environment
- Pre-planning including a safety hazard analysis, safety nets, catch platforms, guardrails, proper signage, and zoning to block off areas that could put others at-risk
- Proper supervision
When safety protocols are not followed, accidents can occur, and unfortunately for those in the construction industry, these accidents are typically serious and often deadly.
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