Traffic accidents are one of the biggest sources of occupational injuries. Jim discusses the hazards related to distracted driving and describes the hazards related to doing construction work in traffic.
- Let's spend a few minutes, and talk about traffic.…Traffic is everywhere, both onsite and offsite.…In fact, one of the bigger occupational risks…comes from driving.…Sometimes we don't think about driving and traffic accidents…as being an occupational hazard,…but in reality, it's where many on the job injuries occur.…If you drive for work, or you supervise people…who drive company vehicles,…the name of the game here is to be aware,…drive defensively, and don't drive distracted.…
Just like any other activity,…employees should be properly trained…before they take the wheel of a company vehicle.…They should understand the…company's expectations and policies,…and they absolutely need to be prohibited…from one of today's most hazardous habits,…texting and driving.…There's no room for discussion here.…You just cannot text while you drive.…Statistics from many different sources show…that you're at least 20 times more likely…to be in a traffic accident if you text and drive.…Using your brain to form that thought,…then using your brain and your sight…
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