Sun Safety for Workers
For workers who work outside, the sun can be both an enjoyable and hazardous component of their job. It is always nice to feel the sun on a hot summer day, especially after the cold Canadian winter. There are consequences, though, for that feeling. Workers will be outside during the peak hours when sun damage can occur between 10pm and 4pm which is why sun safety for workers is so important. Precautions must be taken to avoid the various skin, eye, and other health concerns that are caused by the sun for any worker who is outside more than two hours each working day.
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Site Safety Orientations
Whenever new employees start at your company, they need to be made aware of the hazards, policies and other important safety information. The right to know is one of the three basic safety rights in all provinces and by doing a safety orientation at the time of hire, you can ensure that all employees know what is expected of them and how to do their job safely. However, different work sites will have different hazards. This is why site safety orientations are so important, not just for staff, but for contractors and visitors as well.
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Stepladders are used on almost every construction site that I have been on. The only time they haven’t been used is when the ceiling was too high. Whether used for painting, installing pipe or lights, or hanging drywall, there are few trades that do not use these devices. Companies need to promote stepladder safety as part of their regular work plans. This article is designed to be a starting point for designing such a program.
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Extension Ladder Safety
Working from heights is always dangerous. Injury can occur if a worker does not take the proper precautions. Using their equipment properly can prevent a fall from occurring. This is why there is a focus on ladder safety on every fall protection course that I have taken. Knowing how to set up an extension ladder to prevent it from falling is important part of the job task. Extension ladder safety then should be a dedicated job safety plan.
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