Construction-Related Accidents Don’t Just Happen

Accidents on construction sites are usually a result of someone not paying attention or knowing how to recognize a safety hazard. Construction companies who focus on developing an attitude of safety in their workforce have about 1/5 as many on-the job accidents or injuries.

Some general rules of safety include: 

  • Learn the safe way to do your job.
  • Don’t jump from one elevation to another.
  • Don’t work under suspended loads.
  • Remove protruding nails or bend them over.
  • Keep the work area clear of debris.
  • Use the personal protective equipment required for the job.
  • Treat all electrical wires as being live.
  • Use the right tool for the right job.
  • Be sure all tools are in good shape.
  • Keep scaffolds free of excess weight.

Four Hazard Avoidance Rules

  1. Know the safe way to work, and then follow the safe way all the time.
  2. Maintain safe working conditions – for yourself and others around you.
  3. Work safely, setting the example, and encourage others to do so.
  4. Report all accidents and near misses to your employer.

Help expand the list above by posting a way you incorporate safety into your work routine!