Toolbox Safety Tips

Toolbox Safety Tips

CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

Today’s construction equipment is powerful and complex.  Safe equipment operation requires complete control.  The following are some general precautions which apply to most construction equipment.

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WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?

 

Employees who take safety seriously are more likely to avoid injuries, and that certainly is a big health factor.  They get paid more than employees who are careless and suffer injuries, which disable both their bodies and their paychecks.

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SHORTCUTS

 

All of us have exposed ourselves to possible injury by taking shortcuts when a few extra seconds would have meant doing something the safe way.  We did this as children when we jumped the fence instead of using the gate.  We do it today when we cross streets between intersections instead of at corners.

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SAFETY’S APPEAL

 

We all have a natural tendency to want to be safe.  It is easy to recognize safety’s appeal.  Let’s take a look at a couple of more obvious ones; the desire to avoid personal injury and the desire to avoid personal loss.

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THINK – THEN LOOK BEFORE YOU STEP

 

That old saying about taking care of the little things and the big things will take care of themselves probably applies more to safety in construction than in any other occupation.

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