May 8 to 12 is the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction and June is National Safety Month. Construction falls continue to top the list of most cited OSHA violations. Of the 35,000 citations issued for the top 10 violations last year, fall protection accounted for nearly 7,000 citations or 20 percent.
That number is down slightly from a few years ago, but not much. This number is especially concerning as many firms, agencies and OSHA, have instituted new training, guidelines and regulations to prevent falls. Individuals, supervisors and firms need to do more and be better informed.
To help you focus on improving safety for the next month and beyond, here are some tips for preventing the behaviors that lead to construction site injuries.
Inspect the Site. Recognize the Risks. Make a Plan.
Inspecting and understanding any unusual hazards associated with a site should be completed before any project [Read more…] about Planning Ahead to Prevent Falls and Other Construction Site Accidents