For many reading this article you might think this is just another safety topic. Been there,… read that. Which may be true. However this is a refresher for your memory as to what is required on excavations during work. Often we get in a hurry, and skip some aspects of the excavation process. Below we have attached a quick checklist for you to download and use on your projects. A couple of quick videos to watch to help bring home some subtle safety points we may overlook.
Excavation work can be dangerous if proper safety precautions are not taken. Workers can be at risk of cave-ins, falls, electrocution, and other hazards. That's why it's important to follow safety guidelines and use the appropriate protective equipment when working in or around excavations. Here are some tips for staying safe on the job:
Sample Excavation Checklist:
Use the attached checklist to ensure that you have taken all necessary precautions before starting excavation work:
These are just some of the tasks needed prior to having your workers entering the excavation. Below is an attached sample excavation checklist.
Derek Mrocek has been selected as our Safety Employee of the Month. We wanted to thank Derek for always putting safety first and dedication to making Cleveland Integrity and Eagle Infrastructure #1.
Why is Safety so important to you?
Derek: Safety is important for the health and safety of the employees and the general public.
Why do you think submitting Near Miss reports is important
Derek: Submitting near misses provides feedback and lessons learned that can hopefully prevent an accident or injury.