Construction safety tips

  • Peter Selby
  • July 9, 2015
  • WELCOME! SALUTE! They say blue collar jobs are jobs for the low-class people but I say it’s not Imagine a life with just white collar jobs, boom! we have no manual laborers. Doctors can’t build houses and construct tall buildings , lawyers can’t plant fruits, vegetables and everything that we eat , IT specialist can’t install and repair elevators or control subway trains, even though they’re called expert in the field of computer technology, what do they know about elevators much more repairing and installing them? or controlling subway trains. Point is, everybody has their unique specialty and ability. Life is precious, it something that we should value.

    It’s no secret that construction field is indeed dangerous. According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one out of ten construction workers are injured every year and that sixty percent (60%) of construction workplace injuries occur within the employee’s first year of employment. The leading cause of workers death were falls, followed by struck by objects, electrocutions and caught-in/between objects. if these “fatal fours” were avoided it will save almost 480 lives in America per year Most accidents can be prevented by educating and taking simple safety working procedure. However, not all countries or even states promotes and educates their workers about construction safety tips. In the some third-world countries construction safety tips are not that well promoted, thus the increase of deaths of workers per year.

    There are lots of websites and books that tackles about construction safety tips. Well, find those sites no more! Because I got it all for you! All you need to do is scroll down. Below are five construction safety tips, compiled and reorganized from sites and books. i hope you’ll learn something.

    Tip 1: Dress properly. You’re working in a dangerous field not a fashion show or a trip to the beach. The attire can be uncomfortable and hot but its better than loosing a part of you right?

    Tip 2: Know the purpose of your tools. You may say its basic and that I’m joking, but let me tell you this -people tend to forget the basics and that forgetting the basics means the faster way of injuring your workers and or yourself.

    Tip 3: Be alert on scaffolds. Never use damaged scaffolds especially on bad weather and please don’t leave any debris

    Tip 4: Trenches! 3 things to check before entering trenches

    1. A person must be with you, in case something happened you have somebody looking out

    2. Is it protected? supported?

    3. Safe exits

    Tip 5: Get off and on the equipments safely