The construction industry is frequently among the most dangerous industries in the United States with regard to frequency of accidents and injuries. Common types of construction injuries include falling objects, falls from heights, electrocution, trenching accidents, vehicle accidents and scaffolding accidents.
It is incumbent on construction companies to ensure the safety of all workers at their construction sites. Here are a few examples of some of the most important steps that go into creating a safe working environment for construction crews.
- Safety meetings: Employees should be regularly briefed about important safety protocols and responsibilities. Everyone on the jobsite should be instructed in how to complete certain tasks safely.
- Safety gear: Construction companies should provide all workers with personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety gear appropriate for the jobsite. This includes hardhats, hearing protection, eye protection, harnesses, gloves, boots and masks, as well as clothing and gear to improve visibility.
- Signage: Construction sites should have plenty of signage placed around the jobsite to warn both workers and passersby of potential dangers at the site.
- Reduced night work: Construction companies should cut down on night time work as much as possible to prevent accidents that might be caused by reduced visibility or lower alertness in workers.
These are just a few examples of some of the best strategies companies can implement to help prevent accidents at construction sites. If you have been the victim of a construction accident you believe was caused by the negligence of your construction company or another party, contact an experienced Bradenton, FL personal injury lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh to learn more about the steps you should take to begin your case.