Material Handling Safety

Health Safety In Construction

Health Safety In Construction


Health safety in construction is very important. Therefore managing health and safety in construction is also a tedious task. You always have to keep your eyes and ears open when it comes to managing the construction industry. Employers and employees have to make a joint effort to ensure health and safety in the construction industry.

Perhaps the most dangerous land based working sector is construction. Every year you will get reports of numerous people dying as a result of construction related injuries. Among the entire hazardous sectors, perhaps the most frequent number of deaths occurs in this sector. So ensuring workplace safety is very important.

The usual hazards occurring at the construction sector are motor vehicle crashes, falling from height, electrocution and even sometimes being struck by falling objects. Mainly the construction workers are prey to these disasters. Apart from this construction workers are also exposed to materials like asbestos and other building materials that too can be very bad for the health. Along with constant exposure to noise pollution at construction site also harms hearing. So you need to pay more attention to workplace safety.

Not only the construction workers but also the non workers are exposed to health hazards at construction sites. For instance if road construction work is going on even general passers-by become victims of these construction materials. During a road construction work, you cannot obstruct traffic. Therefore you have to make provisions to redirect the traffic from other side of the road construction area. Health safety in construction of roads is not an easy task.

Often you will come across barricades and signs during road construction work. But that does not mean all is safe for the others. These sings and barricades can also be equally dangerous at times. For instance if these barricades are not properly placed, then there is every possibility of the passing cars running straight into them. This can result in the cars getting overturned or even being thrown into the air after losing control. Sometimes even simple safety sings can crash into the windshield of the car or even hit the roof of a car. So managing health and safety in construction of roads is also a Herculean task. But this does not mean it is something impossible. If measures are taken properly, even these petty accidents can be avoided.

Health and safety in the construction industry is also a heinous task. But that too can be done easily with proper planning. For instance construction of skyscrapers usually involves covering long heights. For this the worker has to frequently move up and down. Ensuring whether construction site elevators are in proper shape or not, is necessary. Even overhead cranes for carrying materials can collapse. Special care should be taken for ensuring that these things are in perfect working condition.

At construction site, you are constantly exposed to dust and fumes. So wearing masks is always feasible when doing construction work. If these few things are rigidly followed then avoiding accidents at construction site can become easy.