Implementing a daily checklist for a job site’s scaffolding can drastically improve the safety of a construction site. Here are some of the most important takeaways that you should be on the lookout for daily in a construction environment.
New York City’s Department of Buildings exists to protect all New Yorkers, construction workers included, from hazardous conditions that may occur on the job. In the last decade, the Department has enacted over 25 new programs and regulations to improve safety at construction sites.
When working at any height above ground, you should be provided with a proper harness to ensure that you yourself do not fall. Assuming your harness is attached to an anchor somewhere on the construction site, you can use a tool tethering kit to link your hand tools to your wrists or to your clothing.
Even if a construction worker’s fall is not deadly, it can cause serious injuries that force the worker to lose time from work and incur financial hardship. Fortunately, New York State’s Scaffold Law protects construction workers by holding building site owners and employers fully liable for worker deaths and injuries resulting from unsafe conditions at elevated worksites.
New Yorkers suffer harm every day because of falling debris, malfunctioning cranes, poorly erected scaffolding, and other types of construction accidents. Your first goal is to seek proper medical attention. Next, you need to consult with an experienced construction accident attorney.