How Construction Safety Saves You Money
Construction safety is vital on the job site, so workers’ safety needs should be considered during all projects. That’s why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets standards to help create a safe environment for all workers — when these standards are followed and combined with a safety-first company culture, the result is a healthy construction site with minimal occurrences of injury or other costly delays.
The health and well-being of people working on your construction site are essential, so safe building should be a top priority for several reasons. The indirect costs of injuries at the construction site are often unexpected. An injured worker cannot perform on the job, which can cause delays that affect the project’s budget. Worker safety is important for both your employees’ livelihood and for keeping your project within budget.
3 Ways to Reduce Cost and Build Safely
Safe work practices reduce construction costs and ensure that workers stay safe and productive. Here are a few ways to maintain safety conditions at the worksite:
1. Stay Updated on Workplace Safety Standards
The Department of Labor created OSHA regulations to preserve the health of workers while on the job site. Construction managers, contractors and all other employees should be aware of OSHA regulations surrounding their work, as adhering to these standards creates a safe work environment. These requirements include fall- and weather-related protection, among others. Many companies choose to put their own safety programs in place along with OSHA rules to do even more.
2. Identify Problems Early
When working at a construction site, you must be aware of any potential problems during the build. The earlier you find out about issues, the more likely you can prevent workplace injuries and develop a solution that helps you stay on budget. One way to work to identify potential hazards is by conducting daily safety checks. OSHA offers several resources and checklists for the well-being of all workers at a construction site.
3. Conduct Training for Employees and Subcontractors
Employees must know what to expect on the work site if they are to follow the rules. Conduct employee training to ensure that construction managers and subcontractors are familiar with all applicable regulations and know how to maintain optimal safety conditions. Implementing construction site safety software and ensuring workers are familiar with it can also help support safety measures by keeping human error to a minimum.
We Build Safely to Save You Money
Maintaining a safe work environment is one of the easiest ways to stay on budget. At JRM Construction Management, we take pride in providing healthy, risk-free work environments. If you’d like to learn more about our standards, please visit our Environmental Health & Safety page or contact our team directly with any questions.