We move down city roads, necks turned back to where we almost lose our equilibrium, eyes fixed on the skyline.
We neglect, through not understanding or it being too distressing to remember, in some instances, that these structures are also monuments to the employees who lost their lives while working on the construction site.
Three such basic security issues on a big site are head protection, eye protection and harnesses. These three fundamental concerns at first glimpse don’t seem to be of any great anxiety, but when working with heights or depths, the outcomes of any misstep is magnified a 1000 times, one must recognize. These things are the basics of any good OSHA Las Vegas course, but we’ll go into them a bit below.
Eye protection is constantly a main problem when dealing with environments which historically have specks of debris airborne because of the massiveness of substances used. For example iron beams that are covered with little debris and are being craned across and over the worksite cause such things.
Did you know when estimating the price of a job that the anticipated number of deaths to be incurred during construction is, in addition, estimated? A harsh reality which, although not being refused by the business, is buried between a huge number of pages of miscellaneous expense estimates, and is fairly vague.
The wearing of body harnesses is often the last of-the three basic security issues. These devises are not meant to keep you from falling, there are other security procedures for that, but instead to keep you from falling to your departure of this earth should the unthinkable happen. With the usage of-the body harness, the employee should be tied off, a lanyard connected to a hook along with the belt to secure it to a secure object. Most safety harnesses permit a drop of 10′ before quitting, as a specific period of time and resistance is needed to slow and halt the drop of a 200 pound man.
Head injury is a leading cause of death, just since the skull provides the mind that we all need, and that is readily damaged. It is impossible to correctly estimate how many lives were saved because of the OSHA requirement of compulsory hard hat use, but I venture to say it is considerable.
Again, a carpenter dropping a nail in the roof of residential house under construction would likely hurt if it hit your head, but chances of a significant harm are next to nothing.
That same nail turns into a speeding bullet like thing which would most probably split the skull, dropped at 100 feet, which is just 10 stories, not a skyscraper, and imbed itself into the brain, causing an immediate death.
These are but three basic security issues on a construction site, however they have prevented a huge number of fatalities and accidents from happening all over.