Common hazard on the construction site include but not limited to: Electrical, Fatigue, confined space, weather condition, driving, repetitive motion, line of fire, stored energy release, dust, fumes, toxic gases, overhead/underground power Line, chemical hazard etc.
Being aware of some of the most common workplace hazards can help you to recognize and identify them faster. Some hazards are “invisible hazards”, and that means they aren’t obvious to us at first glance. Within a confined space these hazards require close attention. A confined space is any area within a restricted entry and exit point.
One common cause of injury is being overcome by toxic gases or having a lack of oxygen while working in a confined space. A confined space must be tested for hazardous atmospheres and properly ventilated before workers enter.
Toxic fumes can come from hot work and fill a confined space quickly. Sometimes the materials used at the worksite are discharged into the air and become airborne contaminants. Decaying matter like garbage and vegetation can also produce toxic fumes.
A worker should always use caution when working near power lines. Remember, power lines can be overhead where you can see them, but they can also be buried underground where you can’t. Never dig into the ground without first getting the line marked by the appropriate authorities.
Fatigue is another invisible hazard that can endanger the safety of a worker. It is extremely important to be aware of your own level of fatigue so that you can keep alert while doing your job, and let your supervisor know if you are feeling tired.
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