10 Safety Best Practices For The Construction Job Site

July 20, 2021

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Minimizing your construction job site's risk is the key to having a successful project. To achieve this, having a good Safety and Loss Control Program in place will help. Since each construction company has its own unique set of risks, figuring out where to begin when creating a Safety Program can be daunting. To help, here are 10 safety best practices we have found that work:

  1. Create a Safety Committee
  2. Nothing Hits the Ground
  3. Handrails at any Height
  4. Ladders Last
  5. Full-time Material Manager on Project
  6. Job & Daily Hazard Analysis
  7. Implement a Predictive Safety Solution System
  8. Weekly Safety Training for Staff
  9. Strict Worker Removal Program for Violators
  10. Principal Meetings After Every Incident

There are many other best practices, however, we have found these to be the most successful. Make sure you take the time to educate your employees on the importance of safety. The more they feel involved and part of the overall safety process, the more they are likely to help enforce the program. The benefits of a Safety Program are far-reaching, including low turnover, cost savings, positive company reputation, and safe employees.

TSIB has developed many Best Practice recommendations for both our clients for corporate and project-specific safety plans. If you have any questions about how to build a new Safety Program or enhance your existing program, reach out to TSIB and speak with one of our Risk Consultants today.

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Topics: Safety

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