Every member of a construction crew, large or small, is responsible for jobsite safety. One mistake can lead to more mistakes, ultimately leading to injury or worse. We’re committed to providing a safe workplace for our coworkers, and this commitment extends to all construction crews, contractors, and tradesmen that we work with. So here are a few ways we play a role in jobsite accident prevention:
- Education: Our Superintendents have CPR and First Aid Response certifications from AHA and are OSHA 10-HR or 30-HR certified. Each of our project managers and superintendents are tested to verify their understanding of our safety policies.
- Awareness: We host weekly “Tool Box Talks” on each jobsite to ensure that contractors, subcontractors, and construction crews remain focused on the potential dangers they face on a daily basis. We also address and resolve any identified safety concerns during these talks.
- Cleanliness: Maintaining a clean jobsite environment promotes a higher degree of quality and creates a safer workplace. Our project managers and superintendents reinforce safety awareness and correct observed unsafe activities.
Our proactive approach to preventing workplace accidents helps keep all members of the crew safe including contractors, subcontractors, and other tradesmen. Common accidents on the construction site may include:
- Trip and Fall Accidents: This is why we are such sticklers for a clean work environment. Jobsites are often uneven and difficult to traverse. We don’t need tools or materials lying in the way to create even more hazards. An organized jobsite improves the quality of the finished product and ensures efficient working conditions. A disorganized jobsite should raise red flags.
- Accidents Involving Machinery: Every construction site has a lot of power tools and moving parts. You’ll frequently see forklifts and large vehicles driving to and from on the jobsite. Everyone must do their part to maintain a safe working atmosphere. We make certain that all vendors are coordinating their efforts and communicating with each other.
- Falling Objects: Debris, tools, and other objects may be dropped from several stories. These accidental drops have been known to cause injuries and fatalities to those below.
- Physical Exhaustion: Every job on a construction site is likely going to be physically strenuous. Manual labor is hard on the body even under perfect conditions, but we’re often in 100+ degree temperatures, which zap the strength and energy out of us. Tired workers often make costly mistakes that increase jobsite injuries. Schedule several breaks as needed.