Accident is always everywhere around us, it depends on how cautious we are and how we work safely in our daily life. Implementing safe practices at work place, protects the workers from injuries, death and illnesses caused by hazardous conditions. Engineers of Max Cement provide necessary guidance on-site by providing best practices for construction with special focus to safety tips.
Hazards exist in every workplace in many different forms, like sharp edges, falling objects, working at heights, chemicals, etc. It is very important to wear Personal Protective Equipment to minimize injuries and illnesses.
This article shows various Personal Protective equipment, also known as PPE, which protect from serious workplace injuries and illnesses.
Protecting employees from head injury is a key element of any safety program. Protection of head from injury is the utmost importance because it can impair an employee for life or can cause death. Safety helmets protect workers from impact, objects falling from above and flying objects.
The finer particles from construction related materials on being inhaled may lead to silicosis, asthma, bronchitis, etc. Nose filters, or dust masks, will protect the personnel form these disorders.
Safety goggles cover the eyes and provide protection from possible impacts, splinters, dust and splashes.
Hand gloves protect the hands and arms from potential hazard which may be skin absorption of harmful substances, chemical or thermal burns, bruises, abrasions, cuts, electrical shocks, etc.
Safety shoes protect foot and leg from the possible injuries due to falling of rolling objects, crushing or penetrating material, electrical hazard and materials that causes skin allergies and irritation.
Sometimes falling from even small heights can result in serious injuries or death.
Wearing the safety harness while working at height will protect the worker from the injuries due to fall. The safety harness shall be properly fixed to the body and the connecting cord shall be secured to a firm object.
Beside these, the house keeping is also very important to prevent the accidents. For example, the electric cables laid in the open without proper joint insulation may lead to electrical accident, untidy and disoriented arrangement or storage of materials may lead to slip or fall.
Personal Protective equipment (PPE) prevents injury at workplace and protect an employee from occupational hazards.
Helmet and shoes protect the impact from falling objects, rolling objects and crushing injures to avoid the causes of injuries
I hope, this article on "safety at the construction site" may be useful for the mason, contractor as well as individual housebuilder.