The majority of scaffold accidents on the construction site are caused by falls, slipping, or being struck by an object from above. All of these accidents can be prevented by taking the proper precautions. Here’s how.
Fall protection and safety is a major concern at construction sites. In fact, OSHA cites injuries from falls as one of its top 10 worksite injuries. Falls and falling objects can result from unstable working surfaces, ladders that are not safely positioned and misuse of fall protection. Workers are also subject to falls or the dangers of falling objects if sides and edges, floor holes and wall openings are not protected. Any time you are working at a height of six feet or more on the construction site, you must be protected.
The oil and gas industry can be a dangerous field for workers and the environment. That’s why employers must institute rigorous safety standards and communicate with employees to ensure those standards are understood and implemented. Safety managers will be more effective if they follow these simple steps.