Construction Safety

Construction Safety - safety record (premiums >...

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1 Construction Safety Potential Hazards • Falls from heights • Trench collapse • Scaffold collapse • Electric shock and arc flash • Personal injury from failure to use personal protective equipment • Repetitive motion injuries Your responsibility to provide a Safe Working Environment • Humanitarian concern • Economic costs and benefits • Government regulations – Legal requirements
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2 You must • Provide a safe work place • Select employees that can and will be safe • Establish and enforce safety rules • Provide safety instruction Costs • Costs of previous accidents – Insurance premiums – Required prevention methods – Maintain records and have safety personnel • Costs of a new accident – Project delay – Uninsured damages • Indirect costs – Investigation – Loss of worker/productivity – Loss of equipment Insurance • Workmen’s compensation (State) • Manual rating system (industry as a whole) • Merit rating system based upon your
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Unformatted text preview: safety record (premiums > $1000/year) 3 OSHA The Feds Williams-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act Dept. of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration Records of job-related fatalities, injuries & illnesses (>8 employees) Serious accidents reported within 8 hours Inspections Label hazardous materials (Material Safety Data Sheets OSHA Reporting First aid log First report of injury log (Workmens comp) Supervisor accident investigation report Method to reduce/prevent accidents Project accident report monthly OSHA required injury report form 300 Fatality/major accident report 8 hours Safety Training Safety engineer Group meetings New employee training Employee aptitudes Posted regulations 4 Pharr Rd. condo crane & worksite safety Railings hardhats clothing 5 OSHA Publications www.osha.gov OSHA Concrete & Masonry Construction...
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