Risks Involved In Construction Site Accidents

  • 406 views
Uploaded on

Construction sites contain a number of hazards and people who work on them are disproportionately likely to be killed or seriously injured as a result of their employment. Companies within the sector …

Construction sites contain a number of hazards and people who work on them are disproportionately likely to be killed or seriously injured as a result of their employment. Companies within the sector must work towards minimizing such occurrences.

Know more about this please contact Ganim Injury Lawyers at 203-445-6542 or visit: http://ganiminjurylawyers.com/

More in: Business
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads

Views

Total Views
406
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0

Actions

Shares
Downloads
19
Comments
0
Likes
0

Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
    No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. RISKS INVOLVED INCONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENTS www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  • 2. • Any type of workplace involves the risks of anunexpected accident.• Responsibility of employers to lower the risks. www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  • 3. Safety Practices…• Provide a reasonably safe job site.• Warning of all dangers inherent at the job site and the work.• Hire skilled workers.• Provide job safety training. Conduct job safety drills. www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  • 4. Safety Practices…• Supervise compliance with safety specifications.• Train workers properly in the operations of all machinery. www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  • 5. Construction Site Hazards The top six construction site hazards identified bythe Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  • 6. #1. Electrical• Greatest hazard either at home or work.• Keep a safe working distance from the power lines. www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  • 7. #2. Excavation and Trenching• Most hazardous construction site operation.• Both employer and employee must follow safety standards.• Use protective equipments to minimize hazards while trenching and excavating. www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  • 8. #3. Falls• Most common construction site hazard.• The usual cause is slipping, tripping and using unstable ladders. www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  • 9. #3. Falls (Continued…)• Workers should be trained  to identify and evaluate fall hazards.  to be fully aware of how to control exposure to such risks.  to use fall protection equipment properly. www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  • 10. #4. Stairways and Ladder• Major sources of injuries and fatalities.• Employers and employee must comply with the rule for the safe use of ladders and stairways. www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  • 11. #5. Scaffolding• The potential risk of scaffolding is due to  moving scaffold components  scaffold failure due to damage to its components  loss of load  being struck by suspended materials  electrical shock  improper set-up www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  • 12. #6. Heavy Construction Equipment• The main causes of such accidents include: Ground workers struck when a vehicle that is backing up or changing direction equipment rollovers that injure the operator www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  • 13. #6. Heavy Construction Equipment…Mechanics run over when brakes are not properly setGround workers crushed by falling equipment from backhoes, buckets, and other moving construction vehicles. www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  • 14. Avoid Accidents Save lives Save cost www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  • 15. • Construction site accidents are unavoidable• Educate workers on how to identify the hazards that might be present at the work- site.• The employer must establish proper safety standards. www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  • 16. For Legal Help in Construction Accident Cases Contact Ganim Injury Lawyers Construction Accident Attorney Stratford Connecticut www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com