Construction is one of the most dangerous professions in the United States. In Massachusetts alone, there were over 3,000 construction-related injuries in 2016. It is not just the workers at risk for injury; it is also the public. Construction sites are often a danger zone for pedestrians and drivers who are not expecting to find large machinery on the side of a road or need to maneuver around heavy equipment and materials.

To make construction sites safer, employers must take precautions to prevent injuries and ensure that their employees know what they need to do to stay safe while on site. There are many different things that employers can do to improve safety at work sites, such as implementing safety procedures, training employees on safety techniques, providing protective gear, and wearing hard hats.

Following the death of a construction worker in a highway work zone, MassDOT (Massachusetts Department of Transportation) assures that safety is its top priority. Construction workers risk death every day due to their line of work. Yet, at the same time, many types of work accidents can be prevented by better enforcement of workplace safety regulations.

Construction site safety management is a must for any construction site.

Construction site managers should be trained in safety management and should also know how to manage risk, plan for emergencies, and make sure that they have a well-trained team.

One of the most important tasks you should take care of as a construction project manager is maintaining a safe job site. Aside from preventing injuries, there are significant costs involved with an unsafe workplace.

Construction is one of the most dangerous professions in terms of workplace fatalities. As a manager, you want to understand the dangers and help keep your workers safe on the job.

There are many hazards involved in a construction site. The most common ones are:

  • Exposure to dangerous substances.
  • Working in confined spaces.
  • Motor vehicle accidents.
  • Falls from height.
  • Falling objects.
  • Dust inhalation.

Construction safety is also important as it is governed by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA). This act gives U.S. workers the right to a safe workplace.

Get a qualified site safety & health officer (SSHO) for your construction project.

A qualified SSHO is somebody who has the knowledge and experience to manage your construction site safely. It includes ensuring compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local codes for occupational safety, health, and general industry.

A skilled SSHO also knows how to identify and manage any hazards to prevent injuries from occurring at the worksite. We ensure that our officers are held accountable for their work by providing regular training and education.

You can't settle for just anyone! A qualified officer will help you get accurate assessments of safety risks on your project and provide input on how best to manage those risks. Construction companies must bid on federal government projects like yours with a qualified site safety manager, or they won't be able to meet the project requirements.

Get certified for government construction projects with our comprehensive certification programs.

We know that building a safe work environment is paramount, so we offer safety training programs tailored to fit your needs.