One of your biggest jobs is keeping your workers safe during every part of concrete pouring. Here are the basic steps in setting up an OSHA construction safety plan for your next construction project.
What is an OSHA Safety Plan?
An OSHA safety plan is a formal written document that lists how to identify any potential physical or health hazards that could harm on-site workers, what procedures are in plan to prevent accidents, and what steps will be taken if accidents occur. Think of the OSHA safety plan as a blueprint for what to do if a disaster happens. Over half of the states in the United States require written safety plans, but they are a good idea for every job site.
What are the Basic Parts of a Construction Safety Plan?
Every construction safety plan should, at minimum, include the following:
- A policy or statement of goals
- A list of people responsible for making the safety plan, carrying out the safety plan, and notifying workers of the policies in place
- Identifying hazards
- Controlling hazards
- Common safety practices taken to address potential safety hazards
- How workers and staff will respond to any emergencies or accidents that occur at the construction site
- What employee training will be performed to ensure that workers are prepared for the construction
- How those in charge will communicate safety standards and any accidents to employees on site
- Recordkeeping procedures that will be used
Construction safety plans can be made from scratch, modified from templates and examples provided by OSHA, or in some cases made with the help of a professional service. Construction safety plans are incredibly important to make sure that work is completed safely, on time, and without any accidents or delays.
Choose Concrete Visions for Your Concrete Construction Safety Needs
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 in 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 is a call at (410) 766-2210 or visit us online. For more articles and tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.