Great construction safety tips from Charles Laing Project Management
Each year, there are thousands of injuries and triple-digit numbers of fatal accidents related to machine and equipment operation. A lot of these accidents involve the operator, but over half involve people on the ground – spotters, co-workers, laborers, shovel hands, passers-by and sidewalk superintendents who get too close. And because of the forces and physics involved, these are usually not first-aid injuries; there is often an ambulance and sometimes a coroner called to the jobsite.
A review of OSHA and MSHA Fatality Alerts & Bulletins reveals that practically all of these accidents are preventable. Safety awareness and caution when performing the most routine operation are characteristics of a good operator.
Here’s an excellent list of top 10 causes of construction site accident and how to avoid them:
1. Getting on and off equipment
Getting on and off the machine is the No. 1 cause of injury to equipment operators, forklift…
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