Safety on the Jobsite
What can you do to be a part of the solution to jobsite safety next time you are out for inspections or construction meetings? Here are several tips to keep safe and be a part of the team creating a safe workplace on the construction site:
- Communicate. Let those in charge be aware of your presence and ask about any potential hazards that may be present during your visit.
- Be prepared. Bring and wear appropriate safety equipment to prevent injury due to accidents.
- Watch for instability. Be vigilant to notice unstable materials and maintain a safe distance from walls or panels that are braced but not yet connected to the structure. Mind all marked boundaries.
- Climb with care. Be sure to ask for assistance in using ladders, scaffolding, or lifts when visiting a jobsite.
Construction sites are constantly changing, and safety is everyone’s responsibility! Read more in Working Well with Others, from the December 2014 edition of Modern Steel Construction, to learn about being a part of the solution.