With the construction industry in full spring, now is the ideal time to keep contractors safe!
New construction workers are stepping onto job sites for their first time to meet the high demands of work. Protect construction workers from serious injuries and fatalities caused by OSHA's fatal four. OSHA's fatal four includes: falls, struck-by, caught-in/between, and electrocutions.
Construction workers often work in dangerous environments - using multiple tools at various heights. Managing the safety of contractors is a proactive exercise, as noted in Keeping the Jobsite Safe in a Booming Market. Be proactive and communicate hazards on clear and concise safety messages.
Identify all hazards on job sites and prevent OSHA’s fatal four by keeping these safety tips top of mind:
1) Prevent Falls
2) Prevent Struck-By
3) Prevent Caught-In/Between
4) Prevent Electrocutions
With these safety tips and resources, you can protect others from OSHA’s fatal four.
Lockout tagout is a safety procedure that ensures machines and equipment are properly shut off during maintenance or repair work.