Safety Tips for Construction Sites

Tips for Construction Sites

Accidents at construction sites are common and dangerous. The construction industry has the distinction of having one of the highest number of worker deaths in the United States. Many of the accidents that take place are avoidable if workers and their employers comply with OSHA standards and make them the foundation of their safety program. Here are some tips from the lawyers at the Construction Accident Law Resource to reduce accidents at construction sites and create a safer work environment for everyone:

  • Workers must familiarize themselves with all potential fall hazards on the job site. Personal fall arrest systems should be inspected before every use.
  • Employers must provide fall guardrails, safety net systems and personal fall arrest systems to protect workers walking or working on surfaces with unprotected edges or sides.
  • Workers working on, under or around a scaffold must wear hard hats. They should also wear sturdy, non-skid work boots to prevent slips and falls.
  • Workers must wear head protection wherever there is the potential for being struck on the head. They must also wear face and eye protection when there are eye or face hazards from flying particles, molten metal, liquid chemicals, etc.
  • Employers must ensure that all scaffoldings are designed, erected and disassembled by competent people. 
  • Workers using ladders must maintain three points of contact while ascending and descending the ladder.
  • Employers must ensure that all defective ladders are marked or tagged and taken out of service until they can be properly repaired.
  • Workers must be properly trained and authorized to operate aerial lifts. Employers must ensure that all workers operating aerial lifts receive proper training before being authorized to use them.
  • It is the duty of employers to implement safety programs to protect workers and prevent accidents at construction sites.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, you need an experienced lawyer on your side. At the Construction Accident Law Resource, we have been able to help victims of construction accidents and negligence win verdicts and settlements. We will bring our knowledge, skills and dedication to bear and deliver a winning strategy to protect and enforce your rights. Call 866-700-0657 or email fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.

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