Updated: Aug 16, 2019
Let's talk about safety. We all know that it's important, but sometimes we let it slip a little because maybe it's inconvenient or you're short on time. Today I'm going to be giving you my top 12 safety tips for your job site.
Use the correct ladder for the job
Keep MSDS sheets in an easily accessible area and train your employees on how to read and follow them.
Have workers familiarize themselves with any and all fall hazards.
When wearing eye and face protection, workers should make sure that they don’t interfere with their movements and fit snugly on their faces. Eye and face protection should be kept clean and in good repair. Workers should inspect face and eye protection before use to ensure it is free of cracks, chips and other damage. Eye and face protection that becomes damaged should be replaced immediately.
Workers are required to wear head protection wherever there is the potential for being struck in the head, which is basically the entire time you are on the job site. Possible scenarios include falling tools or debris, accidental nail gun discharge, contact with electrical hazards or swinging construction equipment.
Workers should never operate any machinery or equipment if they have not been properly and adequately trained on its safe operation.
Never operate a lift if any component is missing, damaged or appears defective.
Workers should wear sturdy, non-skid work boots.
Always maintain three points of contact while ascending and descending a ladder, that’s both feet and at least one hand.
Do not modify or make attachments that affect the capacity and safe operation of the forklift without written approval from the forklift's manufacturer.
Safety glasses or face shields are worn anytime work operations can cause foreign objects getting into the eye such as during welding, cutting, grinding, nailing (or when working with concrete and/or harmful chemicals or when exposed to flying particles).
Workers wear the right gloves for the job (for example, heavy-duty rubber gloves for concrete work, welding gloves for welding, insulated gloves and sleeves when exposed to electrical hazards).