Millions of people work in construction jobs all over the U.S. and abroad. The work that construction workers perform is essential to the growth of the economy and the building of complete infrastructure in many cities today. Though these jobs can be very rewarding for those of you who enjoy creating something out of nothing, these are also high risks jobs that can lead to injuries and fatalities. Therefore, before a construction employee walks on a construction site, it is important that they are trained in safety rules, guidelines and laws.
Construction work comes with dangers a desk-based job doesn't present. For those who own construction businesses, workers' well-being is at the front of their minds.
What are some of the safety precautions on a construction site? What are best practices for construction safety? Continue reading for "A Guide to Construction Safety."
In 2018, work zone crashes made up 1.9% of all crashes in the state of Michigan. These crashes resulted in an estimated 35 deaths, and 1,972 injuries. There are several things we can all do to reduce these tragedies and save lives. Read these seven tips to learn how to safely navigate through a work zone!
According to NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), the average global temperature is increasing and though that’s not a good thing at all, it might be worse if you’re in the construction business. Higher temperatures not only throws a spanner at many of your routine constructions tasks but also compromises the safety of workers and operation of heavy machinery.
Topics: Construction Safety
We’ve all heard the joke about Michigan having two seasons, winter and orange barrels, but when the barrels do appear it’s time to get serious about work zone safety. This year, the week of April 8-12, 2019 is the dedicated time to remind us all: Work Zone Safety: Everybody’s Responsibility.
Michigan Construction knows that employee safety on the construction site is top of mind for all of our partners. We have teamed up with USA Hoist to bring you this article about construction safety tips and a great info-graphic highlighting safety best practices when climbing a ladder, proper use of tools, personal protective equipment and operating heavy machinery.