The construction busy season is in full swing, so don’t forget the importance of putting jobsite #SafetyFirst.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), more than 800 construction-related fatalities were reported in private industry in 2014. The leading causes of death were falls, followed by electrocution, being struck by an object and being caught in between objects. In addition to jobsite deaths, there were thousands of nonfatal jobsite injuries that caused employees to miss work.
Prevent these avoidable injuries by knowing your jobsite like the back of your hand and taking preventive measures.
Operators should get a feel for the work area and look for potential dangers such as the following:
In addition to taking into account the work area’s conditions, make sure the operator keeps the following checklist for safe measure. Trained and authorized operators should follow all safety rules, regulations and instructions when working, including the following: