As a construction worker you are part of a team of skilled professional craft workers, and accident
prevention is part of your job. It takes everyone’s effort to keep a jobsite safe. There are many
things you can do to help prevent accidents. Come to work fully rested; wear proper clothing and
sturdy footwear; jewelry, watches and rings should be left at home. Use the correct personal
protective equipment when the task requires it, and keep this safety gear in good condition and
replace it as necessary. Keep your work area clean and neat. Don’t let your housekeeping get out of
Follow the warnings written on labels. Observe signs, regulations and procedures; ask your supervisor about anything you don’t understand. Never bypass safety valves or devices. Follow the
lock out – tag out procedure. Remove protruding nails or bend them over. Clean up spills of oil,
water, or grease. Keep walkways, aisles, traffic lanes and fire exits clear of debris and other
materials. When working in new areas of the jobsite take a few minutes to look around to locate
obvious hazards. Don’t leave any floor openings unprotected. Cover floor holes securely or guard
with standard guardrails. Make sure you have the right type and size of ladder. Climb it facing the
rungs and be sure your hands are free to hold onto the ladder.
Check your electrical tools prior to use. Do not use tools with split, broken, loose or missing
handles. Damaged or lost equipment should be reported to your supervisor, damaged must then be
returned to the Tool Crib. Watch out for overhead power lines. Store flammable liquids in approved containers. Shut off engines when refueling; and never smoke around flammables.
Report any accidents to your foreman or supervisor. If you get injured report to your Foreman and
first aid attendant on site. Keep your mind on your work. Drugs and alcohol don’t have a place on
the job. Horseplay and practical jokes cause accidents so keep them off the job. Practice accident
prevention. Try your best to follow these guidelines and all of us will have a safer place to work.
GIVE YOUR UNDIVIDED ATTENTION TO SAFETY. PREVENTING YOUR ACCIDENT
DEPENDS MOSTLY ON YOU!
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