Safety Tip of the Week

Standards in Construction

  • Scaffolding – fall hazards can occur when scaffolds are not used properly.

  • Fall Protection (application, scope definitions) – consider using aerial lifts to provide safer working surfaces for elevated platforms.

  • Excavations – Never enter a trench that is unprotected.

  • Ladders – Avoid ladders with metallic components near electrical work and power lines.

  • Head Protection – use safety net systems or body harnesses.

  • Excavations (requirement for protective systems) – use a protective system for trenches 1 foot deep or greater.

  • Hazard Communications – Make information accessible to employees at all times in a language or formats.