Working in the construction industry comes with many day-to-day hazards, especially when working with concrete. Heavy machinery and dangerous power tools, if used improperly, can turn a day on site into a nightmare. If you utilize these simple concrete safety tips, even the toughest day on the job will go smoothly and safely.
Lifting objects properly is critical when working with concrete. Crippling backaches can ruin more than just a day’s worth of work; they can wreck your body for months or even years if severe enough. It is crucial to your well-being that you bend with your knees; not with your spine. This For even balance, place one foot slightly in front of the other.
Use the Correct Tools
They say that a workman is only as good as his tools, but that only works if you’re using those tools properly. High-powered tools are supposed to make your life easier, but they will only work for you if you work for them. Using poorly designed tools not only makes your job harder, but it makes it hard on your body as well. Be sure that you are using the highest-quality, ergonomically-designed tools that are made for human comfort.
Your knees are precious, and this is especially true as you get older or have genetic issues with your knee tissues. To avoid any serious knee injuries, do not squat or kneel when getting low on the job site. To get as low as possible without jeopardizing your knees, sit on a table stool. This way weight and tension is taken off your knees and placed elsewhere. Table stools should be provided by your management at every job site
Concrete Construction Safety Tips from Concrete Visions
Concrete Visions has over 12 years of experience and expertise in concrete scanning and we know how to detect any problems lurking beneath the surface. We use ground penetrating radar accurately and expertly and are familiar with many other methods that can be used when appropriate like concrete x-ray and electromagnetic conductivity. We are also very familiar with the latest construction safety techniques and train all of our workers to do their work quickly, accurately, and safely. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, give us a call at (410) 766-2210 or visit us online. For more articles and tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.