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  • 3. safety guidelines for construction workers

    1. 1. 3. Safety Guidelines for Construction Workers Toolbox Safety Training Skyline UniversityRisk Management Department 
    2. 2. Safety Guidelines for Construction Workers Toolbox Safety Training Skyline University Introduction: Potential Hazards: hand tools, power tools, heavy equipment. Potential Risks: falls, improper excavation procedures, fire, unsafe breathing atmosphere, electrical shock. 20% of work site fatalities are related to Construction!
    3. 3. Safety Guidelines for Construction Workers Toolbox Safety Training Skyline University How to Minimize Risk of Accidents: On-going assessments of tools, equipment, and protective equipment needed to work safely. Understand types of operations occurring to recognize how some types of work affect others. The key to a safe work environment is
    4. 4. Safety Guidelines for Construction Workers Toolbox Safety Training Skyline University How to Minimize Risk of Accidents: OSHA regulations require that: “...employees receive training and education in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions at their job site, and knowledge of applicable regulations that control or eliminate these hazards.”
    5. 5. Safety Guidelines for Construction Workers Toolbox Safety Training Skyline University Recommendations to Maintain Safe Work Practices: Make a daily habit to inspect all equipment prior to use. Make sure all power tools, compressors, generators, heavy equipment, scaffolds/ladders are in safe condition. Ensure all equipment operators are trained and certified to use the equipment they
    6. 6. Safety Guidelines for Construction Workers Toolbox Safety Training Skyline University Scaffold and Ladder Safeguarding: Personal fall protection gear (belts, harness, lanyards, etc.) Proper guardrails - different types for different scaffolds Safe access using hook-on ladders or scaffolds with integrated ladders Check for proper platforms, planking, walkways All working decks must be fully planked Ensure proper erection, dismantling, moving, etc. Fall protection on sides, edges, guardrails
    7. 7. Safety Guidelines for Construction Workers Toolbox Safety Training Skyline University Excavations on a Job Site Change - Daily: Are the proper permits obtained? Are underground utilities being roughed in, is shoring in place? Are trenches benched and sloped as required? Are access and egress contingencies being met? Are the daily inspections being done? Is there water in the excavation or have conditions changed?
    8. 8. Safety Guidelines for Construction Workers Toolbox Safety Training Skyline University Temporary Utilities Correctly Installed: GFCIs must be installed on properly rated circuits and temporary wiring must meet standard requirements. Check all extension cords and the cords on power tools Potable water supply should be clearly marked and isolated to avoid possible contamination, and sanitary accommodations must be provided and maintained.
    9. 9. Safety Guidelines for Construction Workers Toolbox Safety Training Skyline University Conclusion: Is OSHA compliance required by all trades on site? Who is the designated safely liaison for the various trades on each project? A properly run construction site takes the effort of every person on that site to create a safe work environment. Good, on-going hazard assessment, along with proper employee training, is the key to getting the job done safely!

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