Construction Hazards And Role Of Safety Equipment
Construction sites are full of occupational hazards where employees have to take precautions and safety measures in order to ensure their safety. Personal protective equipment or PPE is used to minimize or eliminate exposure to various construction hazards that can cause serious health issues. The prime function of safety garments and equipment is to help workers avoid injuries and illness. Workplace hazards such as electricity, falling objects, chemicals, unguarded machines, fast moving objects, etc. should be properly addressed through engineering controls and safety equipment.
Risk is an inseparable part of everyday life and it is probably impossible to eliminate all risks. However, before starting any construction project, you must be well-aware of the environment and risks associated with it. Ideally, you must do everything in your capacity to protect yourself from all kind of hazards. Hazard assessment can be of great help in this respect. The process helps to locate and record all kind of hazards that can cause unpleasant incidents. Following are some of the major construction hazards that require proper equipment and safety garments:
Working at height
Working at height is a common practice in the construction work. However, it can be extremely dangerous when a workers have to perform his duties hundreds of feet above the ground. Falls from height is one of the major reasons behind construction site fatalities. Proper training and protective equipment are absolutely essential to workers’ safety.
Handling or moving heavy materials, either manually or with the help of machines, is itself a hazard. Manual handling of heavy materials should be safely performed by well-trained and well-equipped workers.
When civil structures collapse, they bury and seriously injure people working around them. Therefore, safety managers should plan and take preventive measures in order to avoid potential collapse and damage they can cause. Demolition work, for example, is a highly hazardous job that demands utmost safety precautions.
Dirt, dust, and noise
Occupational hazards such as dirt and noise are common in workplaces where people have to deal with machinery and dangerous substances. Protective garments such as coveralls are very effective when it comes to protecting body and clothes from dirt and dust.
Workers must use protective equipment that matches their industry and effective against potential occupational hazards. Safety clothing should be tailormade based on the unique requirements of a workplace. Employees who are exposed to bodily injuries of any kind that cannot be eliminated through administrative controls must wear appropriate body protection while performing their jobs.
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