In this video, Jim discusses the challenges related to managing fall hazards on construction sites. He shows statistics related to injuries from falls from heights and discusses trip and fall hazards.
- Let's talk about falls in construction…or more specifically, the different types of hazards…on a construction site that create a risk…for falling and getting injured.…When we talk about fall hazards, we can really divide…the discussion up into two parts:…Trip and hazards, and hazards that pose a risk of…falling from heights.…Let's talk about trip and fall hazards first.…I feel like many times we don't talk much about…trip and fall hazards on construction sites.…
I mean after all, don't we have…bigger things to worry about?…I don't know, let's think about it for a second.…If I string a power cord or two across a walkway…or I don't take the time to secure a temporary stair tread…that's loose or warped, or I don't take the time to stop…and pick up some debris that's scattered around.…Odds are, no one's going to trip over it today, right?…And even more, if someone does trip,…odds are they're probably just going to stumble…and they aren't going to get seriously injured, right?…Yes, these things are probably true.…
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