The American National Standards Institute and the American Society of Safety Professionals (ANSI/ASSP) revised the A10 Construction and Demolition Operations standards in addition to Fall Protection and Restraint (Z359) guidelines. We should follow their construction safety protocols.
The 2020 construction safety standards revisions were chaired by Richard Hislop. “This is more than putting a cover over a hole or placing a barricade around a hazard. This is about creating a process to manage safety.”
Basic Checklist for Construction Safety
Construction safety policies’ importance can’t be over-emphasized. Construction safety should be owned by everyone in the industry and on the job.
To download the complete form, go to Get the Checklist. Some of its project construction safety tips include:
- Appoint a safety/health supervisor.
- Develop a health/safety plan and communicate it to employees.
- Ensure employees are trained/aware of hazards/controls, safety/health rules required by the project-specific safety and health plan.
- Ensure compliance with ANSI/ASSP A10.33-2020; hazardous conditions are promptly abated.
- Provide employees with personal protective equipment. Ensure they are trained in its use.
- Train employees to safely operate machinery, tools, vehicles, and equipment.
- Notify workers they must be fit for duty/free from impairment from medications, illegal substances/alcohol. Assess fitness for duty before each shift.
- Recommend appropriate discipline if employees violate safety/health rules and provide recognition for employees who achieve safety and health goals and demonstrate valuable health and safety behaviors.
- Conduct/manage daily safety/health inspections. Document/correct hazardous conditions.
- Inspect machinery/tools, vehicles/equipment before use at the beginning of each shift to ensure they are free from hazards.
- Ensure workers report injuries and have access to first aid supplies.
- Document all work-related injuries/illnesses/near misses. Investigate/implement preventive construction safety measures.
- Train workers in the emergency action plan (evacuation, etc.)
- Stop work if imminent danger is present.
- Ensure employees have access to water/bathrooms.
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You’re already managing pandemic protocols to keep workers safe. Hopefully, that’s a temporary process. But our industry’s drive to promote project safety will continue forever.
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