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Reducing the risks of slips, trips and falls in construction

On Behalf of | Jul 27, 2023 | Construction Accidents

While the field of construction can be one of the most hazardous professions, some of those who work in this industry might not always be aware of every safety issue they may encounter on a project site. Issues such as falls from heights and falling objects are common causes of injury in this field, but these might not be the only safety issues to address. Slip, trip and fall hazards play a role in many construction accidents, and finding ways to protect against such issues could be integral to promoting safety on New York construction sites.

Safety techniques

Dealing with adverse weather conditions may be a common concern on many construction sites and this can do more than disrupt operations. Such conditions could also act to create fall hazards and taking steps such as wearing shoes with adequate treading and addressing and rectifying slippery surface conditions may be vital to mitigating fall risks. Some slip, trip and fall incidents may also occur when project pathways are cluttered with debris and equipment, and keeping pathways clear could be integral to promoting a safer job environment.

Lose extension cords can also act as slip, trip and fall hazards. Establishing strategies to maintain neat floor conditions and mark hazardous areas is imperative. The risks of similar incidents may also be greater when workers operate in areas with insufficient lighting, as it could be difficult to spot fall hazards in these areas. Companies may also find that providing workers with sufficient training on slip, trip and fall hazards and prevention strategies could also help stave off dangerous situations.

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Unfortunately, it might not always be easy to spot a potential fall hazard before a similar construction accident occurs. Even falling from a lesser distance can prompt dire health concerns that may leave a worker facing numerous challenges in life. Individuals in New York who suffer serious injuries during similar work-related incidents and have questions about their available options for aid during recovery might choose to retain the services of an attorney for assistance in preparing to take the necessary steps to protect their futures.