2019 has rolled in and what better time to set some new goals for the new year? If you run a construction company, setting a goal for a safer year should be a top priority. [bctt tweet=” Include these 3 safety goals into your construction plan this year to ensure 2019 is safe and injury-free.” via=”no”]
Your Construction Safety Goals
According to OSHA, construction is a dangerous industry. In fact, they found that 5,190 construction workers were killed on the job in 2016. This can be changed by setting construction safety goals for 2019 and making sure that you adopt these three objectives for your company in the new year.
Create a Culture of Safety
One of the top ways to achieve construction safety at your company is to create a culture of safety. Safety trickles down from the top, so leaders need to create a culture of safety as top priority. Everyone from the newest recruit through the CEO needs to have a safety-first mindset.
ProTip: To create a culture of safety, be sure to constantly communicate the importance and need for safety and make sure safety measures are always being implemented and followed.
Ongoing Safety Training
To help enforce a company culture of safety, it is imperative that your construction company offers and requires ongoing safety training. By holding ongoing training classes, safe habits can be reinforced and new safety techniques and procedures can be learned.
Safer Tools for the Job
Workers should always be wearing their personal protective equipment (PPE), such as heavy steel-toed boots, eye protection, gloves, hard hats, or whatever else is needed to keep workers safe from harm. Along with the required use of PPE, having the best tools for the job also helps cut down on injury and makes the worksite safer. For example, if working in an area that requires dewatering, don’t waste time on cumbersome sandbags that can cause back pain, opt for an inflatable cofferdam that can be set up quicker and safer.
Staying Safe in 2019
By making sure you set these above intentions for your construction company this year, and by using the best equipment for the project (and used correctly), you can help reduce workplace risks and make everyone’s job safer. You owe it to your valued employees to do all you can to protect them on the job. By setting a construction safety goal in 2019, you can be sure to create a safe place for them to work.
Contact us to learn more ways you can set construction safety goals for 2019.