Construction site workers may be exposed to an unsafe environment. However, this does not mean that construction workers will inevitably get hurt on the job. Below are some steps you can take to prevent construction site injuries.
- Manual labor requires a lot of physical activity–especially if you are lifting or carrying the materials by yourself. To prevent an injury, utilize trolleys and trucks to transport materials.
- Some construction site jobs require working at heights. Not only is this nerve-racking, it is also unsafe. If possible, do the work on the ground level and use a cherry picker to get the job done.
- Always wear a helmet. While they may not be the most fashion forward accessory, they can prevent you from having a head injury.
- Make sure that scaffolding is secured on a firm surface. To preserve its structural integrity, have it inspected on a weekly basis or after inclement weather conditions.
Have you been injured on the job? We represent carpenters, roofers, excavators, electricians, pavers, landscapers, heavy equipment operators, and drivers who have been seriously injured at construction sites. For advice about your options in the aftermath of a worksite accident, contact Levine & Wiss at 1-888-GOT-HURT.
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