Tips for Staying Safe at a Construction Site
Construction sites are full of potentially hazardous situations and materials. Falls, collapses, and toxic substances are just a few of the dangers that construction site visitors and workers face. It’s important to follow preventative safety measures at construction sites to keep a visit or work day injury-free.
Our team at Pope & Howard, P.C. has years of experience representing workers and individuals injured at construction sites. We know the financial and physical challenges that construction site accidents and injuries can bring. Listed below are a few tips from our experienced attorneys for construction site safety:
Wear Protective Gear
While hard hats, protective goggles, and heavy duty work gloves aren’t stylish, they are an important part of preventative safety at construction sites. Protective gear, like slip resistant boots and face masks, prevent many common work site injuries and keep site visitors safe.
Avoid Heavy Machinery Work Areas
When heavy machinery, like cranes and excavators are in use, the work area should be kept clear of spectators and unnecessary workers. Heavy machinery accidents that involve construction site workers or visitors frequently have fatal results.
Check Surface Conditions
Wet, muddy, or sandy ground can cause safety issues for construction site visitors and workers. When equipment or scaffolding is places on uneven surfaces, work site accidents become more likely. If a work site is located somewhere with less sturdy surface conditions, it’s important to be aware and take additional safety precautions.
Keep Work Areas Clean and Clear
Work areas should be kept clear of refuse, unnecessary tools, and unnecessary people. When construction sites are filled with extra equipment and people, the likelihood of an accident or injury increases. During construction, workers and visitors are safest when kept away from operating equipment and active work areas.
While safety tips are helpful, they don’t always prevent an accident or injury. If you’ve been involved in a construction site accident, contact the experienced lawyers at Pope & Howard, P.C. for support. Our legal team works with people injured at work sites to build a winning case.
About Pope & Howard, P.C.
Geoff Pope and Marc Howard are the founding partners of Pope & Howard, P.C., an Atlanta area trial firm specializing in construction site injuries, industrial accidents, and cases involving catastrophic personal injury or fatality. Our experienced attorneys help individuals and families injured at construction sites. If you were injured at a construction site, contact our Atlanta law office at (866) 910-0642 or (404) 885-9999.