Spring is here in full swing, and this means a new set of construction workplace safety rules to follow. The best way for your contractors to maintain a healthy workplace is to do whatever is in your power to help keep a safe work environment. Now that we’re in the middle of spring consider establishing a better foundation for workplace safety by following the simple steps in this week’s blog. To learn more about some excellent workplace safety practices for this spring, read on!
Follow the Set of Established Safety Rules
Rules are created and enforced for a reason, so if a task requires safety equipment, such as hard hats, gloves, safety goggles, or earplugs, then make sure your crew is using them to the best of their ability. These will help lower the possibility of a potential injury for each person who uses them. Also, make sure that each of your construction workers are sober while working. A small percentage of workplace fatalities are because of the use of drugs or alcohol while on the job. This spring, give each employee some safety regulation reminders to help prevent any possible infractions of these protocols.
Maintain an Appropriate Posture
Regardless of your existing profession, great posture could make the main difference for any long-term health and comfort while you’re working. This is important while you’re lifting on the job, which a lot of construction workers do quite often. Always try to team lift when you can and use mechanical aids where and when necessary.
Allow the Machines to Do All Heavy Lifting
If you have access to a wheelbarrow, dolly, forklift, or crank, then make sure you’re using it. While it could add a few minutes, saving your back and muscles will pay dividends for the long term. That said, ensure you’re always checking on the machines and tools to see if they’re being used correctly. Don’t use any tools for any unrelated purposes.
Report Hazards Whenever You Can
Always check to make sure you’re aware of your surroundings in the work area. If you notice something, then speak up. Potential hazards must be reported to a supervisor as soon as possible. If anything is left unsafe and unstable, employees are legally obligated to make sure that it’s taken care of properly before anyone is hurt.
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