4 Simple Ways To Prevent Injuries on a Construction Site

May 24, 2018

The construction industry in Canada is one of the most important sectors, thanks to its great contribution to economic development, but it also involves very high risk for occupational accidents.


Safety training is therefore extremely important in this sector in order to avoid:

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4 Construction Site Safety Tips For Employers and Employees

It’s Occupational Health and Safety Week, so what better time to provide a few construction site safety tips for Calgary construction workers and their employers? Below are some of the most important OSHA standards and how to follow them to create a safe working environment for everyone.

1. Duty to Have Fall Protection

The duty to have fall protection is one of the most cited standards in the construction industry and it’s also one of the leading causes of worker deaths in the sector. That’s why employers must do a better job of assessing sites and implementing fall protection systems to keep their workers safe.

Employers should:

Employees should:

 

2. Scaffold General Requirements

Approximately 65% of all construction workers perform work on scaffolds, which means that they’re constantly exposed to falls, electrocutions, and falling object hazards. It’s therefore important to follow safety guidelines when working on or around a scaffold.

Employers should:

Employees should:

 

3. Training Requirements

Falls are the leading cause of fatalities in construction, accounting for nearly 40% of all worker deaths. Providing proper and ongoing safety training to employees can therefore go a long way in reducing the number of falls on your construction site.

Employers should:

Employees should:

 

4. Wearing Protective and Life Saving Equipment

There are many hazards present when doing tasks on a construction site such as welding, grinding, sanding, and drilling. That’s why it’s crucial that employees wear the right protective gear to prevent any serious and life-threatening injuries.

Employers should:

Employees should:

 

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