As National Safety Month approaches, this seems like an appropriate time to address safety tips for workers and employees. With that being said, here are 10 construction site safety tips to help employers provide a safe working environment for their employees.
A construction safety officer is responsible for making sure all the workers at a construction site are working safely and following all the correct safety procedures. They may have other duties as well, but the primary duty of construction officers is to keep things safe around the job site. Construction safety officers have to know all the Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA) regulations, and they often work closely with officials from OSHA as well.
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Risk management in construction is vital as it plays a key role in the success and failures of the business. Without risk management, contractors are risking costly lawsuits, injured workers, lost projects and a bad record. Certified Site Safety is here to help manage and reduce risk through proper training of employees through safety training courses and on-site safety inspections.
As one of the world’s busiest metropolises, New York City never has a shortage of large-scale construction projects going on. However, the huge number of construction sites spread across the five boroughs also means that New York is home to no small number of OSHA inspectors. Site inspections can and do occur at any time, which is why it’s important to take the proper steps to ensure your crew and the site are properly prepared.
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Companies that regularly emphasize the importance of jobsite safety are the most likely to prosper. Receipt of an OSHA citation for noncompliance can negatively impact your company’s reputation and bottom line. The right safety program will not only make your jobsite safer and more productive, as long as you don’t overlook some important areas.
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In early 2016, the New York Department of Buildings released 1 RCNY 3301-02 – new regulations that directly affect construction sites and operations. These rules specifically address construction superintendents, and they expand the role of the superintendent at job sites. This is believed to be one of the first regulatory changes to be rolled out following the fatal crane collapse of 2016 in an effort to make construction sites safer for workers and the general public.
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Injury in the workplace is unavoidable. No matter how many precautions the employer takes, there will always be risks present that jeopardize the safety of their employees. In order to minimize the amount of injuries that their employees suffer, the employer must be proactive in preventing and reducing the risk that they are exposing their employees to.
BY DENISE GRONEMAN, Executive Vice President at Certified Site Safety of NY, LLC
New York City, NY – When it comes to site safety management for major building projects the most stringent codes apply to New York City. We have witnessed an unprecedented boom of new construction of high-rise buildings, major alterations, and buildings being built on top of existing and occupied structures.
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