New York City, home to NYC Shanty, is one of the world’s busiest metropolitan areas that never seem to run out of or has a shortage of large-scale construction projects going on. Site inspections can occur at any time and they do. That is why it is important to ensure your crew and site are properly prepared and safe. Work safe inspectors, Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA-safety, is an agency that is responsible for enforcing health and safety legislation. They are given a wide range of powers to help fulfill their functions. They can enter, inspect and examine the workplace whenever they choose. Perform regular safety meetings and safety training. Your company should have a written safety program that is site-specific where necessary.
Most Cited Violations of 2018:
- Fall Protection (1926.501)
- Hazard Communication (1910.1200)
- Scaffolding – General Requirements (1926.451)
- Respiratory Protection (1910.134)
- Control of Hazardous Energy – Lockout/Tagout (1910.147)
- Ladders (1926.1053)
- Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178)
- Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503)
- Machine Guarding– General Requirement (1910.212)
- Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection (1926.102)
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Safety meetings and training are a great idea and are a legal requirement. One of the most important facts of site safety is being prepared. Regular meetings are a good time to review with the staff with possible job hazards and the use of any safety equipment or procedures. And what to do in case of an accident or injury. Make sure to keep good safety records, for when OSHA Inspectors suddenly show up at your job site. You are prepared with the properly recorded records. Always practice proper safety. It only takes one mistake to cause an accident.
It is the responsibility of the company to have someone designated to the needs of the employees and always staying on top of things making sure the site and crew have all they need for a safe work environment. Be prepared to be inspected. Adhering to the safety steps above will help to ensure your site is as safe as possible. What are you going to do now to better protect your employees?
The key to effective job site safety is teamwork. It takes a team to complete a construction project and it takes a team to make sure everyone goes home the same way they arrived.