Safety on the Job Site

  • Sidney M. Levy


In the ten minutes or so it takes to read this chapter two fellow workers will die as a result of an industrial accident and 170 more will be clenching their teeth in pain while awaiting treatment for what will eventually be a disabling job incurred injury. Three thousand fellow construction workers will probably die this year because of construction accidents and 500,000 more will suffer injuries of some sort and as the company’s front line representative, the project superintendent must give job site safety the highest priority for any one of the following reasons:
  • It’s humanitarian—No one wants to be responsible for the injury or death of another person.

  • It’s the law—Federal and state agencies have been created to administer laws relating to safety rules and regulations on the job site.

  • It’s cost effective—Workman compensation and other insurance rates can rise dramatically when accidents are reported and there are many more subtle cost implications.

  • It’s could keep you out of jail—In some states a project superintendent can be sued or imprisoned if it is proven that they could have prevented an accident from happening.


Personal Protection Equipment Occupational Injury Safety Program Safety Rule Material Safety Data Sheet 
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