Construction sites contain many pieces of large moving equipment that can be hazardous as you walk through the job site. Jim discusses these hazards and provides recommendations to avoid being struck by vehicles and equipment.
- We've covered quite a few conditions…that can be safety hazards on construction sites.…We've looked at trip and fall conditions,…hazards related to working at heights,…hazards from overhead that fall into…that struck by category we discussed…at the beginning of the chapter,…and hazards from things like traffic, equipment, vehicles.…But before we wrap up this discussion on safety hazards…we need to look at a few more obstacles that we tend…to encounter on many sites.…I've mentioned cranes a couple of times already,…but I want to revisit this piece of equipment…that's very common on construction sites.…
They have some unique properties…that you need to be aware of.…Cranes come in all types and sizes…from truck mounted boom cranes…to heavy lift cranes…to tower cranes, and all of these tend to have…some features in common when it comes to hazards…that we need to be aware of.…When I talk to people on construction sites about cranes…the first thing I try to make them aware of…is the fact the operator will not be paying attention…
Throughout this course, Jim highlights some of the most notable safety and health hazards in the industry—including fall hazards, traffic accidents, and respiratory hazards—and shares strategies for integrating safety, quality, and productivity. He also explains how to leverage technological advancements such as digital drawings to help your team work safer and smarter.
- Recognizing health hazards in the industry
- Integrating safety, quality, and productivity
- Creating a culture of learning
- Recognizing leading indicators
- Using digital solutions to improve safety
- Using BIM to identify hazards early