One of the top priorities of any construction professional is structural steel safety. Whether it’s during fabrication or erection, keeping the worksite safe is essential. Because steel fabrication workers utilize processes like metal cutting, welding, and assembly, the risk potential is high. The following are areas all structural steel contractors need to review on each project.
The first step in structural steel safety is risk assessment. When you identify potential risks, you can develop an effective plan to mitigate them. In addition, it enables you to create a plan for unexpected emergencies. Supervisors and safety directors need to work with crews to get input to help them develop an effective on-site safety plan.
Worksite Safety Plan Implementation
Once you have a safety plan developed, it needs to be implemented and follow OSHA regulations. This practice will help assure you stay within OSHA compliance while creating a safer working environment. This practice helps improve production operations and increase the efficiency of your employees.
Structural Steel Safety Employee Training
Structural steel safety training is essential in the reduction of workplace injuries. It is critical that every employee receive proper when they start to ensure they perform their job safely. Where required, workers should have required certification in their areas of expertise. Also, all crews should have the correct Personal Protective Equipment.
Scheduled Inspections and Maintenance
Implementing a preventative maintenance and inspection program helps to find machines that need repair and reduce incidents. Your safety director should conduct scheduled inspections, and crews follow a maintenance program to ensure job sites follow your protocols.
FI•CON practices structural steel safety procedures to help keep our crews and customers safe. Our combination of fabrication and construction services means we have the experience to tailor projects to each customer’s needs. Contact our experienced team today to discuss your next project at ficonusa.com or (386) 364-7647.