1. Hazard Presented by Heavy Construction Equipment
Heavy construction equipment contributes to approximately 100 construction site workers
deaths every year.
The main causes of such accidents include: ground workers struck when a vehicle is reversing
or changing direction, equipment rollovers that injure the operator and ground workers crushed
by falling equipment from backhoes, buckets, and other moving construction vehicles.
To prevent this kind of risk, workers should follow all construction safety guidelines necessary to
eliminate the exposure to such injuries and accidents.
Trucks on construction sites can be particularly dangerous because of the confined space of the
Workers involved in construction work where trucks are present as well as heavy vehicle
operators should work with extreme caution and beware of the hazard at all times. Some basic
safety tips to remember are:
Drive with Extreme Caution, especially when Carrying a Load
Reduce Speed in Poor Travelling Conditions and on site adhere to speed limits.
Beware of pedestrians, remain in the areas zoned for heavy vehicle use
Abide by Truck Load limitations to avoid capsizing
Maintain Good Visibility at all times, if you cannot see clearly, do not continue.
Be trained on emergency procedures such as when equipment Fails or bad weather
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