December 11, 2014
Nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation on any given day. The leading safety hazards on site are falls from height, motor vehicle crashes, excavation accidents, electrocution, machines, and being struck by falling objects.
Taking a shortcut on safety to save time or steps during work is not ‘safe’. If you take the occasional shortcut while working, break that habit now. Make the right choice every time. If work is done properly, it will be safe, productive, efficient, cost-effective, and of high quality— without risking injury due to a well-intentioned shortcut.
We can’t stress safety awareness enough, especially during the holiday season and as rainy, cold, wintry weather arrives! If you are in Australia or in warmer climes, there is still no good reason to ignore safety guidelines. Your coworkers, managers, customers and especially your family will appreciate this.
Safety benefits for employees include:
Safety benefits extend throughout the entire company:
Here are a few reminders of how to reduce risk on-site. They include:
More great tips and information can be found here from the Compliance and Safety website. State mining organizations, associations and societies resources can be located online here. Another great resource with domestic and international safety links is on the Construction Site Safety Wikipedia site. In the United States, The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have safety requirements to help prevent injury and accidents.
Stockpile Reports’ benefits add up to better decision-making with lower risk, faster inventory turns and lower operating expenses. Contact us to find out how your business can benefit from utilizing our service today.
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