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Workplace Safety 

work place safetyWorkplace safety is all about averting injury and illnesses to employees at the workplace. Hence, it's with regards to protecting the company’s most valuable asset which is typically it’s employees. By caring for the employees' health and well being, the company would cut down on resources paid in health care benefits or workers' compensation benefits as well as the cost of wages for temporary staff.

Dealing with Safety and Health Hazards at work is paramount. To make the workplace less hazardous, companies must recognize which possible health and safety dangers exist, or figure out

where and what and how a worker will probably become injured or ill. It begins with evaluating individual workstations and program areas for dangers — the chances of injury — whether it be a tattered electric cord, toxic chemicals, lead paint or lifting heavy objects.

Every year, falls account for the leading number of deaths in the construction industry. Several factors are responsible for falls, which includes volatile working surfaces, improper use or failure to use fall protection equipment and human error. Using guardrails, fall arrest systems, safety nets and restraint systems can avert numerous deaths and injuries from falls.

Potential hazards for workers in construction include: falls from heights; Trench collapse; Scaffold collapse; Electric shock and arc flash/arc blast;

Scaffolding Hazard:

When scaffolds are not set up or used correctly, fall hazards can happen. About 2.3 million construction employees regularly work on scaffolds. Safeguarding these workers from scaffold-related injuries would certainly avert approximately 4,500 accidents and 50 deaths each year. Scaffold ought to be strong, firm and adequate to bear its weight in addition to four times the maximum planned load; it should also be on solid footing. Volatile objects, like barrels, boxes, bricks or concrete blocks should not be used to support scaffolds. They are not supposed to be set up, dismantled or changed unless under the supervision of a competent personnel.

Safety Checklists

The following checklists can help employees take measures to prevent dangers that lead to accidents, or death.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Eye and Face Protection

Safety eyeglasses or face shields are worn every time work functions may possibly cause external objects entering into the eye, for instance at the time of welding, cutting, grinding, nailing (or perhaps when handling concrete or hazardous chemical substances or when exposed to flying particles.

Eye protection and as well as other types of facial protection are chosen based on anticipated hazards.

Safety eyeglasses are also used when one is potentially exposed to any electrical hazard which includes work on energized electrical systems.

Foot Protection

Construction workers need to put on work boots or shoes with slip-resistant and puncture-resistant soles.

Safety-toed shoes and boots are used to avert smashed toes when working around heavy machines or falling objects.

Hand Protection

Gloves need to fit tightly.

Workers should put on the right safety gloves for the job (for instance, heavy-duty rubber gloves for concrete work, welding work gloves for welding, insulated gloves and sleeves when exposed to electric hazards).

Head Protection

Workers should wear really hard hats when there is certainly a possibility for objects slipping from above, bumps to their heads from fixed objects, or of inadvertent head contact with electric hazards.

Hard hats are regularly checked for dents, cracks or damage.

Hard hats are changed after a serious blow or electric shock.

Hard hats should be kept always in good condition.

Black Anvil Construction Supplies carries; Decontamination Showers, Safety Glasses, Safety Gloves and Hard Hats designed with your safety in mind.

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