Top Two Construction Site Hazards

Summary: Learning about the most frequent construction site hazards can be helpful to you and the rest of your construction crew.

A construction site is anywhere a big project is occurring, such as a building being built or torn down, or roads being repaired. With many large machines and different moving parts, it is logical that construction sites are dangerous to be around, even with the proper training. Two of the main construction site hazards are falling from a tall height and moving objects.

Falling from Height

Falling from great heights is the number one cause of injury and death on construction sites. Because of this, workers should receive the required training to work on different surfaces at many different heights, in various working conditions. To further minimize the risk of injury, workers should limit the amount of time spent working at heights by assembling as many parts as possible on the ground. Sites should also provide equipment with extra safety measures, such as ladders with guard rails and harnesses or safety nets, just in case someone does fall. If a worker is injured and brings suit against the company, the construction claim analysis will show whether or not the proper precautions were taken.

Moving Objects

Construction sites are some of the most ever changing environments to be in. Building pieces are moving around, vehicles are driving Justify and right, and this can all happen on uneven terrain. To reduce the risk of injury, workers should avoid the areas that have high movement as much as they can. They should also wear the correct gear, such as hard hats and bright vests with reflectors, so they can easily be seen is all types of lighting.

It is the project management team’s job to make sure the construction site is as safe as possible. If you ever need assistance in changing the layout or project process to make it safer, ask a team of specialists, like Lyle Charles Consulting, for help. Workers are always at risk but teams should do everything they can to minimize that risk.