Jim explains that preplanning is the key to implementing safety in construction. It allows you to properly consider safety quality and productivity in all tasks on your construction site.
- I've talked about moving away from that add-on approach…of a separate job hazard analysis,…and moving towards a more all-encompassing…task analysis approach, an analysis…that considers safety, quality, and productivity…as equally important, and inextricably-linked components.…The only way this works is to plan in advance.…And again, I just think this is one area…in the construction industry that we need to get better at.…We need to change our approach and our way of thinking.…
Let me use an example again, to explain my statement.…I'm back as a consultant…for one of my general contractor clients.…And we have a contract…to work at multiple remote sites for a government agency.…Given the fact that our work was being performed…inside of active facilities…that needed to remain up and running,…this agency was really involved…in construction means and methods.…One of the contract requirements from that owner…was that a written hazard analysis had to be performed…on virtually every task to be completed on the project.…
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