Preventing Construction Accidents: Everybody Plays a Role
While employers have an obligation to ensure the health and safety of construction workers are a priority, those working in construction also play a large role in incident-free construction projects.
Everyone needs to be on the same page in order to prevent accidents and keep the job moving forward with success. Here are some of the basic tips for helping to promote safety and preventing injuries while on a construction job:
Keep Workspace Clean
Construction is a messy job and there is often a large amount of materials being used and discarded every minute of the day. Keeping work areas as clean and free of debris as possible will help prevent the simplest accidents on the job including slips, trips, and falls.
Keep Up With Equipment Maintenance
It can be easy to forget or forego the basic maintenance steps for ensuring construction equipment is working properly. Some of the most dangerous construction accidents involved workers getting trapped in or under heavy equipment that was not working correctly. Missing mirrors, broken parts, and malfunctioning gear can cause big-time injuries for the entire construction site.
Wear Personal Protective Equipment Properly
Many workers who have been in the construction industry for years take safety for granted. Getting comfortable on the job often means forgetting hard hats, goggles, and other protective equipment that can make the difference between life and death if something goes wrong.
Follow OSHA Guidelines
Employers who skimp on the procedures and rules of OSHA are putting staff in jeopardy everyday. Any incidents or violations of OSHA regulations should be recorded and reported for the safety of all involved.
If you have been injured on the job in a construction-related accident, it is important you know your employee rights. Contact our office for an evaluation of your worker's compensation claim. You can reach us toll-free (877) 288-9191or use our online contact form to schedule your appointment.