The safety of its crews and worksite visitors is a primary focus of all professional construction providers. Every contractor needs to establish specific construction procedures to minimize the following hazards that OSHA identifies as among the top:
• Ladders and Stairways
Safety Construction Procedures
Protective gear (PPE) should be mandated for all workers and visitors. Safety glasses or face shields should be worn to protect the eyes and face against flying hazards. Supply gloves appropriate to the job to protect hands. Also, crews should have footwear with slip and puncture-resistant soles and safety toes.
Electrical safety construction procedures include turning off power and grounding new or existing electrical circuits. Extension cords need grounding prongs, damaged or worn cords need to be replaced, and do not use multiple plug adapters.
The proper tools and equipment play an essential part in construction procedures safety. Use the ladder that’s the right height and type to meet the needs of the job. For example, metal ladders should not be used for electrical tasks or by overhead power lines. Scaffolding must be able to support four times its maximum load and be set on a solid, stable footing to assure safe use.
Regular inspections of equipment and the worksite to make any repairs are an essential part of construction procedures. Take any defective equipment out of service once it is identified. After rain or snow events, inspect the worksite for slippery conditions and trenches or scaffolding to assure stability.
Store and handle chemicals according to the manufacturer’s directions. Be certain that employee safety training includes chemical hazards. As part of your construction procedures, follow all Safety Data Sheets (SDS) instructions, keep cleanup kits where the chemical is in use, and create written spill control and cleanup plans.
At FI CON, we work diligently to perform our construction and fabrication services safely. We have knowledgeable engineers, safety managers, millwrights, and project managers for your project. To discuss your next project, contact us at ficonusa.com or (386) 792-3060.