How to Stay Safe in the Construction Industry

Written by Wall Street News on February 11, 2014. Posted in Crain training, Osha training

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Did you know that construction jobs caused more deadly injuries than any other industry in 2009? Although OSHA conducts equipment inspections each year, accidents occurring on construction sites are often caused by faulty or substandard equipment. As a result, it is important to obtain the proper safety equipment. By doing so, construction sites will be safer to work on.

1. Lifting equipment. This type of equipment is commonly used to elevate or lift large materials to a higher location more safely. Web slings, hoists, wire rope, and round slings, for example, are all commonly used to raise large or heavy materials. Not only are these pieces of lifting equipment durable and long-lasting, but they are also available in many sizes so that they can be used on a variety of materials, as well. Lifting heavy objects is a dangerous task, so lifting equipment helps make this job easier and safer.

2. Fall protection equipment. This type of equipment is used to prevent workers from falling from high elevations. Fall protection equipment typically consists of harnesses, body belts, and shock absorbing lanyards, and these pieces of equipment are essential for most construction workers to have. Since falls are the leading cause of fatality in the construction industry, fall protection equipment is a necessity.

Although safety training can help teach workers how to stay safe on construction sites, all construction workers must wear the proper safety gear. Lifting equipment and fall protection equipment, for example, can both help workers stay safe. By obtaining these pieces of safety gear, your construction site will be safer to work on.

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