April 13th is National Scrabble Day, and the birthday of the original inventor of the game, Alfred Mosher Butts.
This month, Korte & Luitjohan began an in-depth look at the top four construction hazards, the “Fatal Four”. First we will look at the number one cause of death in construction – Falls.
According to the United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the top four causes of construction fatalities are: Falls, Struck-By, Caught-In/Between, and Electrocutions.
TO PREVENT FALLS:
Wear and use personal fall arrest equipment.
Install and maintain perimeter protection.
Cover and secure floor openings and label floor opening covers.
Use ladders and scaffolds safely.
Safety is a priority on every Korte & Luitjohan job site. We work to ensure that every person goes home safe, every day. Some steps we take are:
We have on going training for all employees on the proper use of safety equipment and materials.
We inspect Personal Fall Arrest Equipment yearly, and before every use.
We identify all safety protections necessary at every job site and prepare a Fall Protection Plan.
We identify all open man ways and stairs at the start of every project, and install guard rails when needed.
We inspect all ladders and scaffolding before each shift to confirm they meet all safety requirements..