Construction site safety is a high priority for any company, especially in Colorado. The site should be designed with the appropriate safety measures before any construction begins. This includes ensuring that all the necessary equipment is available and operational on-site and having the right number of staff to work at the site.

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is the federal agency that oversees occupational safety and health in the United States. They are responsible for enforcing safety standards in all 50 states.

The construction site is dangerous, especially if you’re not following the proper safety guidelines. OSHA has published some of the most important construction site safety rules and regulations to keep your workers safe, including:

  • Walking around the work area looking for hazards such as tripping hazards, slippery surfaces, holes or pits, and sharp objects that could cause injury;
  • Covering holes or pits with a temporary cover;
  • Using personal protective equipment such as hard hats to protect from falling objects or debris;
  • Make sure scaffolds are secure before using them.

Construction is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report, there were 4,836 fatal injuries in construction in 2016. The number of fatalities has been slowly declining since 2006 when it was 6,310.

Construction work can be hazardous because it is performed outdoors with heavy machinery and equipment that may cause injury or death if not used properly or if safety rules are not followed.

Construction safety is important for all parties involved. It includes the people building the construction project, the people who will be using it in the future, and even those who live in the area.

  • Construction workers must wear hard hats at all times.
  • They must also wear steel-toed boots.
  • All tools, materials, and equipment must be kept away from any body of water or wet surface.

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