Many accidents can happen when you are walking on a site. you can get injured by falling from stairs, opens and edges, or hit by electric shock. Fall of tools or other materials through the openings which may strike the person below or damaged equipment. While carrying heavy equipment, getting hit by tools, etc.
Did you know that 90% of accidents are caused by unsafe acts?
Safety on a construction job site doesn’t happen by accident. Every employer is responsible for creating a hazard-free workplace, so the workers don’t get hurt while on the job.
This blog demonstrates – Safety procedures to follow at a Construction Site, Personal Protection, and how to avoid accidents.
How can you avoid accidents?
Think safely, act safely.
For each person on the Jobsite, do remember, your personal safety starts with you. You need to be aware of potential hazards on the worksite and take action to avoid or eliminate them. And you need to report any threats that you saw surrounding you.
- The first rule of safety is to wear the correct personal fall protection and safety gear while working, which includes hard hats, safety vest, gloves, and shoes, which can protect you against biological hazards and chemical hazards.
When working on a building, it is important to use a safety harness. Safety harnesses are designed to decrease the chances of getting hurt while on the job and keep you from falling off the building, getting injured, or even being killed.
2. Always follow the safety rules and warning signs. Following safety rules and warning signs is crucial to preventing accidents and injuries in the workplace. It is important for workers to take responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others by paying attention to these safety measures and following them at all times.
In addition, employers and supervisors have a responsibility to ensure that safety rules and warning signs are clearly communicated and understood by workers. This can be achieved through regularly scheduled safety training sessions, posting of visible signs and labels, and ongoing communication emphasizing the importance of safety. Here are some common signs that you will see around your work site.
3. Another important component of preventing hazards on the worksite is fall protection. According to OSHA, residential contractors are required to use fall protection on job sites, where someone is working more than six feet off the ground.
The most common fall protection systems include edge protection systems and personal fall arrest systems. Along with other protections like netting and warning lines.
Openings more than one meter shall be closed and provided with guardrails. Guardrails must be between 39 and 45 inches high, have steel mesh panels or comprising of the top rail, mid-rail, toe board and withstand 200 pounds of force personal fall. Additionally, a safety net may be placed over openings to prevent the fall of materials below.
Fall arrest systems must be full-body harnesses. They should be inspected prior to use to ensure the proper fit.
4. Now let’s talk about how important the health condition of being physical.
Taking care of yourself off the job has a big impact on how well you perform on the job. And for some not taking care of themselves can ultimately affect their ability to stay focused and work safely, which could lead to carelessness and on-the-job accidents.
By eating right, getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, and having a healthy way to handle stress, you’ll feel better during work.
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Eat a healthy diet to ensure proper nutrition. Get adequate sleep during breaks in order to feel refreshed when you return to work.
Exercise regularly so that your body is prepared for the physical demands of climbing ladders and scaffolding, lifting heavy loads, etc., which can increase your risk for injury if not done properly or consistently enough according to OSHA regulations.
Remember your safety is important, not only for you but also for all those who care about you.
Keep these principles in mind:
No 1, wear the correct personal fall protection while working.
No 2, follow the safety operation rules and warning signs.
No 3, use edge protection systems and safety nets.
No 4, put forth your best effort to be healthy.
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