Tips to Avoid Worksite Accidents

Worksite accidents are a common, yet preventable occurrence. Protecting yourself and coworkers from worksite accidents will ensure a happy and healthy working environment. We’ve compiled a list of safety tips you may want to consider for preventing these types of injuries and accidents.

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Don’t Take Shortcuts

Finishing tasks on time is very important in any workplace. However, taking shortcuts and rushing through tasks can prove to be both dangerous and inefficient. Take your time, read the instructions and ensure all safety procedures are being met each and every time.

Be Prepared for All Weather Conditions

Although it may seem trivial, preparing for the weather is a great way to avoid worksite accidents in extreme weather. If it is too hot, be sure you are dressed appropriately, drinking enough water and taking breaks to cool down. If the weather is cold, dress in layers and make sure your employer is providing suitable heating equipment to prevent frostbite.

Stay Alert

Each and every time you go to work, you should be awake, alert and ready to take on the day. This is especially true for employees in high-risk industries such as construction, civil service and medicine. The minute you start to slack at work, you put the safety of your coworkers and yourself at risk.

Wear the Proper Attire

Uniforms and dress codes are often created for a reason within a workplace. Deviating from the required dress code can put you at risk for worksite accidents. If your job requires you to wear protective gear, make sure you are using the protective gear each and every time you step onto the worksite.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a worksite accident, please contact an attorney at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss. Our professional attorneys will guide you through the process to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

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