Construction sites are a hot bed of activity, and accidents happen frequently. In fact, one in five of reported workplace accidents happened on construction sites. Construction sites can also be a problem for bystanders, especially during store remodels in which the store remains open. Here are some ways to stay safe on construction sites and what to do if an accident happens.
For Construction Workers
If you are working on a construction site, you need to make sure that you are following all rules and regulations. Make sure that you are always wearing your hardhat and using any other safety equipment that is required for the task you are performing, including safety goggles, work gloves, steel toe boots, and other gear.
If you have an accident while working on a construction site, you need to report it to your immediate supervisor immediately and seek treatment through the appropriate channels. Make sure that your manager files the necessary paperwork to start a worker’s compensation claim, and follow all of the guidelines and restrictions for your recovery given to you by the doctor. [Read more…] about Staying Safe on Construction Sites and What to Do When Disaster Strikes