It is important to remember that each and every safety rules exist for a reason. Experience has proven that these rules are necessary and that when they properly followed, they do keep people safe.
Equipment can be a source of workplace hazards when they are not properly maintained and serviced. Improper use of tools can also result in the creation of an unnecessary risk. Using tools properly, according to manufacturer’s instructions, and keeping them in good working condition goes a long way to reduce equipment-related hazard.
The materials you use on the worksite can create potential problems if they aren’t handled properly. You may come in contact with all kinds of materials that could be hazardous, like slivers from wood, cuts from steel, toxic, and hazardous chemicals.
Handling these materials appropriately and with caution reduces the risk. Again, there are numerous safety rules in place to ensure that every type of material you come in contact with will be handled properly. Follow the instructions provided by the SDS when dealing with controlled substances. Proper handling eliminates this kind of hazard.
The worksite itself can be the source of potential hazards. Weather conditions might make the site muddy, wet, or slippery. There may be high places on the site that present falling risks. Poor housekeeping on the site could create tripping hazards, again, staying alert and following the safety rules can eliminate risks too.
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