Construction sites and Industrial facilities have a huge responsibility to provide a safe environment for employees. It is also critically important to provide a quality support program in case something might happen.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can conduct random inspections on workplaces. Therefore, having a safe workplace to work is a fundamental objective and to help make sure a facility or construction site is always in compliance to regulations.
OSHA’s mission is “to ensure the protection of workers and prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths by setting and enforcing standards, and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.”
As part of the OSHA requirements and regulations, it is important to develop an accident prevention program that should include, but not limited to, ongoing and consistent training and education for employees. It is important the construction site or Industrial operator takes responsibility to initiate and maintain such programs to help ensure compliance.
Although it is a priority for the employers to take responsibility, it does is equally important employees and laborers to do their part as well. For example, employees who are not qualified by training or experience associated to various onsite equipment will not be able to operate equipment and machinery. It is everyone’s responsibility to make sure working conditions or surroundings are not unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to the health or safety of the team.
During consistent training, these 5 most common risks and hazards on construction sites and industrial facilities should always be addressed.
- Falling, tripping, and slipping on loose materials
- Complacency can set in while using Heavy machinery
- Electrocution by powered industrial equipment
- falling from working at heights
- Unsecured debris and objects collapsing
KCI is a professional organization focused on helping construction and industrial clients maintain stormwater compliance. We are frequently visiting our clients’ locations and performing inspections. As a qualified subcontractor, KCI plays a critical role in safety and we will always conform to follow all safety guidelines while performing our work. When you use us for your stormwater management, you can be assured we will always take safety seriously. Call us today 888-346-7779.