DRYCO has focused on safety using these tips and as a result, has blown all of their high-standard safety goals for 2018 out of the water. Common-sense is a key factor in preventing job-related injuries, however any time you are operating heavy machinery and overseeing the use of machinery on your job site. From building roads to erecting a brand-new building, there are some safe practices you can use to help keep your workers safe.
Heavy machinery – from cranes and front-end loaders to skid loaders, bulldozers, and tractors – is a great asset. Without the proper earthmoving equipment and heavy-duty machinery, much of our modern infrastructure would be impossible to build.
But heavy equipment is also inherently dangerous. The sheer size and weight of a piece of heavy diesel machinery means even a tiny mistake can be deadly. About 404 people in America die each year in heavy equipment accidents, and heavy equipment failure or misuse is one of the top 10 causes of workplace fatalities, according to OSHA.
Here are six ways to make sure you and your team are running a safe job site.