And in the world of contracting, safety is of the upmost importance. The National Safety Council dedicates an entire month to safety awareness because it reminds people of the importance of safety and how we can all keep ourselves, our friends, our workers, and loved ones safe. The goal of the month is to reduce leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and even at home.
We wanted to share some contractor safety tips with you in honor of this important month.
- Access the safety of your workplace. Look around at all potential hazards and risks. Remove them if at all possible. If they cannot be removed, make all employees aware of such hazrds, so they will know to avoid them.
- Make sure all your workers hae the proper licenses and qualifications so you know they will be tackling jobs you give them in a safe and correct manner.
- Offer safety training. You can offer classes or online courses where your employees can learn safety about emergency procedures and hazards.
- Always communicate with employees about what you’re working on and what you’ll be doing. Have all your workers learn to communicate with each other, as well. That way no one will accidently walk through a zone that may be unsafe. Everyone will know what is going on at all times to avoid any dangerous area.
- Check all equipment. From ladders and drills to machinery and hard hats, make sure everything is in working order and is not falling apart. You do not want your equipment failing you, because you failed to inspect and maintain your own items properly.
- Post warning signs in appropriate areas in work sites.
In 2012, 500 workers were killed on the job in the construction industry. With more safety knowledge and precautions in place, we can help reduce this number each year.
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