According to the International Labor Organization, there are over two million employees who encounter work-related accidents worldwide, costing businesses approximately $3 trillion per year. The organization also revealed that the construction industry has an excessively high rate of recorded accidents ̶ more than one hundred thousand deaths every year ̶ making up thirty percent of the total number of fatal occupational injuries, making it one of the most dangerous industries.
As a result, construction businesses are becoming more proactive when it comes to construction safety through developing and implementing safety measures, and you should too. The first step in developing a safety program is conducting a worksite risk assessment because first things first ̶ identify the hazards, and from there, you can build the foundation of your company’s safety program.
Having that said, here are the key takeaways of the infographic from Progressive Safety Equipment which details six steps to follow when doing a worksite risk assessment: Identify the hazards Conduct regular inspections of equipment Record your findings and integrate your policies Administer an in-depth investigation of worksite incidents Implement an action plan accordingly to the current vital risks Review the effectiveness of your action plan To learn more about this topic, check out the infographic below.