How Safety, Productivity and Quality Go Hand-in-Hand

Posted on Jun 25, 2013 by Safety

In the construction industry, one big safety challenge is minimizing lifting hazards while on the job. These can be difficult to control due to the nature of work within the industry. It’s easy to forget proper lifting techniques while moving block, mixing mortar, pouring concrete or lifting and transporting lumber. Employees who frequently lift with their backs, or use improper lifting techniques, often experience back and joint pain, or even sprains and strains, which can be potentially damaging to their productivity and personal lifestyle. The impact to one employee’s productivity affects the whole team and can lead to unfavorable outcomes for the day’s projects. So how can general contractors scale down the number of lift-related injuries? It all starts with proper education and training of the workforce. Read more…

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