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Best Practices for Construction Jobsite Safety

Posted on May 11, 2018

It’s no surprise that construction sites pose many dangers. From working at great heights to equipment failure to debris, there’s a great potential for injury. In honor of Construction Safety Week, a recent industry trade article shared best practices on keeping sites safe:

  1. Prioritize and invest in safety. Companies that take safety seriously will communicate that through regular education, training and improvements. Daily safety huddles, for example, reinforce safety as an important part of the job.
  2. Expand the use of safety technology. Wearable technology, sensors, robots and drones are among today’s safety offerings. Improved communication can also help when quick action is needed. Safety technology can provide companies with insights when it comes to creating a safer worksite.
  3. Learn from mistakes. When safety failures occur, companies should be proactive and make changes to reduce the risk of reoccurrence. Investigation of near misses also will help improve the safety record.

“According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than one out of five private industry fatalities occur in construction, and the health and productivity of more than seven million U.S. construction workers are impacted by non-fatal injuries on the jobsite,” reported the article. Following best practices will help to improve these statistics.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, an experienced Philadelphia construction accident attorney can help review your options. Workers’ Compensation can be supplemented by additional recoveries if negligence was at play. Contact us to discuss the details of your situation today.