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Can you better protect the construction workers on your team?

On Behalf of | Nov 9, 2017 | Construction Litigation

If you hold a position of trust and leadership in various construction projects, you may be well aware that the safety and education of your workers is heavily reliant on your own example and the trainings you require your workers to complete. However, construction accidents can sometimes happen and leave you feeling concerned about how to better protect the talent on your team. Fortunately, by taking some proactive steps towards the education and training of your team, you can reduce the chance of accidents from happening on your worksites in Pennsylvania. 

The website forconstructionpros.com has provided you with some excellent suggestions of precautions you can take. These include the following:

  • Encourage action and activity on your team. Have your workers perform simple “warm-up” exercises at the start of each shift and encourage them to take breaks as needed.
  • Make sure all of your workers are hydrated and properly rested to avoid unnecessary mistakes that could cause harm. This is especially important if your workers are currently part of a nighttime job. 
  • Prioritize trainings and use this time to hold focused discussions on various safety matters, industry best practices and concerns you may have noticed.
  • Encourage your workers to use proper protection when working in the sun. This means using sunscreen and keeping skin covered if possible. 
  • Teach your crew the basics of defensive driving especially when they are required to operate equipment and heavy machinery around other people. 

The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.