Spring into Safety: Tips for Staying Safe at any Job Site

Posted on May 8, 2012 by Kevin Hildebrandt

Here at Miron Construction, we are committed to eliminating risks and incidents on our project sites. We provide our employees with risk management education to help achieve our goal of having a safe and productive workforce. In order to maintain our level of excellence, we make sure everyone remains on the same page in terms of safety.

Now that spring is here, we’d like to take a moment to remind others of a few items that can be easily forgotten over the winter months. Whether you are working on small home projects or at a larger construction site, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Spring rains are upon us. To avoid slipping, remember to wipe off any mud from your boots and gloves before stepping onto, and off of, equipment.
  • When operating on slopes, know the limits of your machine. And remember, a seat belt is your lifeline if the machine begins to tip. Don’t take any chances by not fastening your belt.
  • When operating equipment, make sure no one is near your machine. Don’t be afraid to use a spotter if your view is obstructed.
  • Always remember to call Diggers Hotline (their national phone number is 811) before any shovels or equipment go into the ground. Once the locate is complete, it’s valid for the person or company that called it in for 10 days or as long as the markings are clearly visible and work has not been interrupted for more than 10 calendar days. Also remember to be conscious of overhead power lines.
  • Keep your site clean.
  • And most importantly, always remember to wear the proper protective gear (e.g. gloves and safety glasses).

Most accidents can be avoided if you are prepared and have a plan. Keep safety at the forefront when working on projects. Happy building!


About Kevin Hildebrandt

Kevin Hildebrandt brings more than 13 years of construction risk control experience to the team, covering all markets and industries, from large manufacturing projects, industrial outages/turn-arounds, and heavy demolition and remodeling, to multi-story new construction. Due to his diverse experience dealing with complex and high-risk operations and his ability to take charge, he is an asset to Miron’s organization and customers.

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