Construction Safety Excavation Safety Tips Weekly Tailgate Topic (Canada) Mobile App
The Construction Safety Excavation Safety Tips app is an online safety form.
How does it work?
According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the fatality rate for excavation work is 112% higher than that of general industry. Walls collapsing on workers is the largest risk. However, there are other extremely dangerous hazards including inhalation of toxic fumes or lack of oxygen, drowning due to water bursts or bad weather, electrical shock or explosion due to underground utilities, among others. This app goes over important guidelines for workers in excavation projects to minimize work-related injuries and reduce hazards.
A weekly safety meeting such as those included in the weekly tailgate topic series are helpful in promoting construction safety in the work place.