Certain safety items are often forgotten about. Although they may seem like common sense, you would be surprised that these basic safety measures can be neglected or downright ignored. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at what these particular safety items might be. Read on to learn more!
Forgotten Safety Items Include Personal Protection Equipment
The first safety item that is most commonly forgotten about is personal protection equipment. Also known as PPE, this gear serves as the most drastic defense against workplace and job site injuries. Different PPE is needed for different kinds of jobs. Thus, two major questions arise: Is hazard assessment a necessity on your site? Are you workers required to wear PPE while working?
Hydration is Essential
Water is life. That much is plain and simple. Also plain and simple is how hydration is essential. Heat stress can occur even when there is not an overwhelmingly high temperature in the forecast. Be sure your workers and employees are staying properly hydrated. Your workers may be fully fitted and kitted against injury from falling from scaffolds or equipment falling on them, but unless they are getting enough water, that won’t matter. Be sure hydration equipment or watering stations are easily accessible.
Hazard and Safety Warnings
Hazard and safety warnings are more items that are often overlooked. If your site is a chemical plant, are your workers aware of how to handle them? Even on a normal job site or construction site, hazardous chemicals may present safety risks.
Cleanliness is Safety
Cleanliness is safety. Much like water, this is another equation for safety that is often forgotten about or overlooked. Such minor hazards as slips, trips, and falls are still hazards. Freshly cleaned and mopped floors should be clearly marked. Also avoid cluttering walkways and exits. Through cleanliness, injuries and accidents can be greatly reduced, as well as improve overall workforce morale. Daily operations go more smoothly, and the potential for fire also decreases.
Prioritizing Safety with G & M Services
G & M Services is proud of our employees and the dedication they have for safety in the workplace. Our employees are also rewarded for positive safety practices. We incorporate weekly and monthly discussions and meetings to ensure that all involved are aware of how to handle equipment and potential situations that could occur during a project.
G & M Services offers services in the way of concrete drilling and sawing, concrete scanning, and FireStop. To get started with G & M Services, call us today at 410-787-8828 or visit our contact page.