Safety Tips That May Keep You Alive
year many Construction Craft Laborers get injured at the workplace
because of unsafe conditions
that could have been corrected. These injuries cause time off from
work and lost pay. What’s worse, these injuries often cause
medical problems that may limit the kinds of jobs we can do. Here
are ten safety tips that can be used to prevent accidents and help
protect workers on the job.
- Come to work prepared for the type of conditions where
you work. Wear a good work boot with proper ankle
support and use proper clothing for the job you're going to
do. Loose fitting clothing can get caught in machinery and
equipment causing accidents and injuries.
- Prepare mentally for work. While on the job
site, look where you walk, keep your mind on the job, and watch
for unsafe conditions.
- Keep your work area clean and free from clutter. Many
workers become injured every year because of slips, trips, and
falls in the work area.
- Use the proper tool for the job you're doing. Don’t
use broken or defective tools or equipment and tools that are
not designed to do the job you are using them for. Broken tools
and equipment should be either repaired or removed from the job
site so they can not injure workers.
- When a job calls for safety equipment use, use it,
and make sure that you use the proper safety equipment for
the job you're doing. If your safety equipment becomes
damaged or broken, have it repaired or replaced immediately.
Always use the safety equipment in the proper way.
- Inspect areas where you work, making sure there is
nothing in the area that might endanger safety. If
you are required to enter a tight area, make sure before entering
that you can get out safely. Don’t get on scaffolding
or ladders until everything has been properly inspected.
- Work carefully around electrical equipment, making
sure the tools or equipment you use have proper safety precautions
built in. Electrical cords must have three wire connections
and equipment must have a three wire connection or be double
insulated. Don’t work in water with electric tools.
- Watch for heavy equipment. Don’t
walk under loads and keep your distance from trucks, cranes
The operator may not see you, so if you have to work in areas
where equipment is operating, tell the operator where you are
going to be working so they can watch out for you.
- NO Horseplay. The job is no place to fool
around. Foolish acts can cause injures to Laborers.
- Think about safety and practice safety. Don’t
put yourself in danger by forgetting about safety just to get
the job done faster.
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Funds Administrative Office of Northern California, Inc. All rights
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