Construction Safety Tips
Safety Tips for Highway Work Zone Workers The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that every year, approximately 100 workers are killed and another 20,000 workers are injured in highway and street construction accidents. 1
Keeping our celitoFiber workers safe as they bury fiber internet along roads and across interstates, is a primary concern for our team. Along with following safe digging procedures, celito also holds to certain worker safety guidelines as our team operates close to highways and interstates.
Celito follows these basic construction safety guidelines2:
At the Construction Site
- Keep passages clear all the time.
- Sort out materials and pile them up safely. The stacks should not be too high.
- Remove trash as soon as possible.
- Provide sufficient lighting.
- Before you operate a machine, ensure that the dangerous part of the machine has been installed with a guard.
- Be aware of all potential hazards, especially blind spots relative to moving construction equipment. Always look before you move from your position.
- Fully understand the channel lanes where walking is prohibited or is proscribed, where vehicles and equipment enter or exit, and the direction of all traffic in and out the work zone.
- Avoid going to any area with insufficient lighting as there may be some dangerous places not provided with fencing.
- Before you use any electrical installation or tool, check the condition of its electric cables.
- Avoid dragging electric cables on the ground or allowing the cables to come into contact with water.
- Use electrical tools installed with an earth leakage circuit breaker.
- Use and handle chemicals with care.
- Wear high visibility garments, such as fluorescent or reflective clothing, arm bands, hats or vests.
- Do not drink or take drugs while working.
- Pay attention to personal hygiene.
- Do not play in the workplace.
- Report to your supervisor immediately if you notice any unsafe condition.
- Do not look directly into fiber optic cable.
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