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Common Worksite Hazards: May 2017

Workplace safety is an increasing topic of concern for many industries and their workers. Safe work environments contribute to the productivity of the workers, morale, helps to save money, time, and prevents legal consequences that come from injuries in the workplace. Maintaining a safe workplace is not easy, especially when there are so many hazards that threaten safety. Here are some of the most common workplace hazards to be aware of at your worksite.

Heights

Many manufacturing, construction, or industrial-related jobs require people to work at heights. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, falls to a lower level made up 14 percent of all fatalities in 2014. OSHA standards related to scaffolding and ladders are frequently violated which often leads to these worksite injuries. Those standards are compulsory for a reason and worksites would do well to abide by them.

Worksite Mess

Clutter, messiness, and general housekeeping problems contribute to many safety hazards on worksites. Workers stay safe by having cleared spaces to walk, work, and move around in. Blocked exists, cluttered pathways, stacks of heavy or dangerous material, and spills can all lead to serious injury to workers. A clean and well-organized worksite can do wonders to improve safety and productivity.

Extension/Electrical Cords

Straining power usage, daisy chaining, and overuse of outlets can cause serious electrical issues that can lead to worksite damage, outages, and personnel injury. Being aware how electrical outlets and how much power they are producing and where the cords are located is vital to maintaining a safe workplace. Stray cords can cause individuals to trip and fall. Overused outlets can cause electrocution, power outages, and fires. Stay vigilant of electrical usage on your worksite.

Keeping your worksite safe requires care and commitment to preventing common hazards; however, it can be done a lot easier with the help of a daily log book from Safety Meeting Outlines. A daily log book helps maintain worksite organization and provides a documentation system to log daily activities. Order your daily log book from Safety Meeting Outlines and help make your worksite a safer, happier, and more productive place to be.

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