You can get hurt at just about any job, but there certainly are industries that have much higher rates of injuries and even fatalities. Construction, for instance, though a necessary industry, is one of the most dangerous sectors of the workforce.
In the construction industry, falls are the number one cause of workplace fatalities. It’s imperative that you do everything you can to educate your workers on proper safety methods and procedures so incidents can be avoided.
Here are some great tips for ensuring workplace safety and preventing construction-related serious injuries:
- Utilize cable railing supplies — If your workers are operating high up in the air, it’s important to have sufficient guardrails protecting them. However, these guardrails aren’t enough to keep them protected at all times. That’s where cable railing supplies come into play. Guardrail opening should not be greater than 19 inches, according to OSHA’s regulations. Cable railing hardware can help keep your workers safe while on or near guardrails.
- Focus on proper training — Without educating your workers on how to properly handle each and every construction task that they will be performing, you’re putting everyone at risk. When OSHA issues a citation for fall protection violations, they rarely issue just one. Employers are often cited for both the violation and a lack of training, as well. Be sure to provide your employees with the right equipment and proper training.
- Identify all potential hazards on a job site — It’s important to identify each potential fall hazard on a construction site. Make sure you’re taking the time to identify each and every potential hazard well before any work is being performed.
Don’t let anything happen to you or your workers because you weren’t properly planning for potential fall damages. If you want to learn more about how cable railing supplies and chain slings can help keep you and all your construction workers safe while on the job, give American Cable and Rigging Supply a call right away.