When it comes to commercial building, there is absolutely nothing more important to us than safety. According to OSHA reporting, 5,250 workers died on the job in 2018. This number is way too high!
What were the leading causes? Well, aside from vehicle collisions to highway construction workers, the leading causes of these construction deaths were falls, struck by an object, electrocution, and caught in between deaths. These types of commercial building deaths are called the “fatal four”, and it’s important to us at Commercial Building, Inc. to make sure that we avoid these preventable deaths and injuries.
We require our workers in commercial building to follow certain safety and health procedures to reduce the risks of any potential hazards.
For example, to help prevent falls, we follow OSHA procedures to avoid falls. When our commercial building team is working at heights, we require them to follow the manufacturer guidelines for ladder safety. When using scaffolding, it needs to be placed on a level surface and in place – never moving – while people are on it. Our commercial building team must always strap themselves in when working at heights as well. With these safety measures, we help to ensure that we avoid falls in our commercial building projects.
During the commercial building process, safety preparations against electrocution are vital! Any electrical source must be turned off prior to working, as well as any grounds attached. In electrical commercial building processes, we do not allow any ladders, scaffolding, or electrical equipment to be placed within ten feet of power lines. These measures help to prevent any deaths and injuries by electrocution.
These are only a few of the safety precautions we must take during the commercial building process. At Commercial Building, Inc., we know that commercial building can be conducted and completed safely. The way to do this is to follow all safety procedures set in place. Our top priority is always the safety and well-being of our commercial building team. To learn more about the safety measures we use or to find out more about what makes us the best commercial building team in town, give us a call at 910-818-6811.