Hazards can result in injuries, lawsuits, property damage and more. Some common dangers employers should address to keep workers safe include:
Consistent exposure to loud sounds can damage hearing. To reduce risk, managers can use quieter equipment, plywood barriers to block noise and extension cords to move noisy items father away. It is wise to require hearing protection and schedule the loudest tasks when fewer people are working.
Workers need to have harnesses, hard hats, slip-resistant boots and other protective equipment while working from tall heights. The use of safety nets prevents injuries from falls, and aerial lifts create stable elevated platforms.
Thorough employee training is crucial to maintain construction site safety. Everyone involved with the project must understand the dangers involved in tasks. It is vital to check electrical tools and equipment regularly for any defects. The foreman must ensure that employees use properly rated extension cords that are not damaged.
Workers should have smartphones, walkie-talkies or headsets to facilitate fast communication with each other. Transparent, concise information safeguards everyone from possible accidents. Construction site safety includes labeling areas with clear signage to alert both visitors and workers to potential dangers and prevents accidents.
Taking preventative measures minimizes the risk to those working on construction builds.