5 Safety Measures to Take to Ensure Worker's Safety

Construction sites are prone to accidents. It is the duty of the supervisor or contractor to ensure the safety of their workers. In this article, we will discuss certain safety measures that contractors should take to ensure their worker's safety.

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Safety Measures for Workers

Let us understand the safety measures which must be taken by the company in order to ensure the safety of workers.

  1. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    The construction workers doing their job on the ground level are more prone to accidents. Since they are more prone to accidents, they must be provided with personal protective equipment such as safety goggles, gloves, earmuffs, vests, etc., as per requirement.

    Hence while they are working at the construction site, they must wear provided safety equipment to protect themselves from unforeseen accidents that might lead to severe bodily injuries or maybe death.

  2. Keep the Site Clean

    The company must keep the construction site clean in order to reduce the risk for workers in the construction industry. The debris remaining at the construction site may cause respiratory illness among the workers.

    Therefore, the company must remove dust and debris on a daily basis to provide more space for the workers. Further, the company must provide respirators to their laborers while discharging their duty with dusty equipment.

    Not only dust but other materials such as iron or rods must be vacated from the construction place. The hidden or unforeseeable articles may cause unnecessary injuries to the workers.

  3. Lifting Precautions

    Lifting materials is the most crucial part of the construction site. The workers or laborers are bound to lift heavy equipment in order to discharge their construction work. However, lifting heavy equipment requires undivided attention avoid severe injuries to the workers.

    However, there is workers compensation insurance that the contractors can purchase. This policy provides coverage to the workers against expenses incurred in the treatment of sustained injury, partial/permanent diability, etc.

    In addition, the laborer must comprehend their limitations in lifting equipment. Further, the company may ensure that the lifting work could be assigned to the younger laborers. Taking this measure may reduce the risk for workers in the construction industry.

  4. Safety Programs

    A company keeps organizing safety and cultural programs for their workers about their safety and security. In addition, the workers of a company must be provided training to educate them about the safety measures they should take in order to avoid risks.

    The workers are susceptible to errors due to a lack of knowledge about the capital resources, such as machinery at the construction site. Therefore, the company should educate them about the operating processes of different types of machinery.

    In addition, the company should take the feedback of workers about their leanings from the safety programs. A safety program is likely to eradicate the risk for workers in the construction industry.

  5. Risk Eradication Management

    The company must form a management that shall be responsible for reducing risk for the workers in the construction industry. The administration should interpret past accidents and casualties and determine the cause of such events.

    The management must consist of an emergency response system in due course of an event.

Conclusion

The company must prevent unnecessary crowding at construction sites. In addition, it must provide training in order to avoid risk for the workers in the construction industry. Further, an organisation should purchase workers compensation policy liability insurance for indemnification.

Written By: PolicyBazaar - Updated: 24 March 2023
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