The construction environment is hazardous. Many employees have been killed or injured while working on site. The main approach to preventing incidents is to eliminate unsafe conditions and activities. Managing hazards and risks that can contribute to an incident and then taking action to eliminate these conditions is the key to your safety and building and construction.
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Construction safety site hazards are numerous and complacency towards these hazards and risks is a leading factor in most work accidents.
A hazardous substance is either a material or a mixture of materials that can endanger your health. They can be solids, liquids, gasses or particles. Check warning signs and follow instructions on the container label. If there isn’t a label, don’t use it and report it to your site supervisor. If you need more information than what is on the label, or you are unfamiliar with the material, ask for a copy of the relevant material safety data sheet. Hazardous materials must be assessed using the information for the MSDS and is important for Managing Hazards and Risks effectively.
Some of the most common hazardous materials you will find on site are wet cement products. Cement dermatitis and burns are caused by cement’s abrasive and alkaline nature, therefore you need to limit all skin contact. This can be achieved by redesigning jobs to minimize contact with cement and practicing job rotation.
Managing Hazards and Risks Training Demo
As we’ve seen in this video, construction site accidents can be prevented if you adopt an attitude of work safety. Don’t simply rush into a job. Always take the time to access a work situation and find ways of reducing the risks before proceeding. If you are new to a job then you are particularly vulnerable, but even experienced workers need to make safety their number one priority. Complacency on the job will end in disaster. It just needs that one slip up to occur, so make sure you stay alert. Let’s make every day a safe work day. Think safety.
This Managing Hazards and Risks Program covers:
- Public Safety
- The Elements
- Manual Handling
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Hazardous Materials
- Tools and Vibration
- Mobile Plant and Equipment
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