Even outside of the construction industry, people make use of safety-related signs on a daily basis. From “do not enter” and “stop” signs on the road to “keep out” signs on the walk-in freezers at your local supermarket, a visual notification of danger can be a great way to keep citizens safe. When it comes to construction equipment and general contractor tools, though safety signs might not be just an ethical consideration—they could be a legal one, too. After al, under OSHA regulations, every employee deserves a safe place to work. Failing to provide adequate signage can land your construction company in legal hot water, resulting in possible fines and negative PR.
Luckily, keeping your workers safe is easy with the help of MC Tool & Safety. We’re a Blaine, Minnesota, company who is here to help keep everyone who works in the construction industry safe—safety is in our name, after all! No matter what your signage needs are, we will more than adequately sate them.
Where should you put signs at your construction site? This answer, of course, depends on your individual circumstances, but we can provide some general guidelines below.
If It Could Theoretically Cause Harm, a Sign is Advisable
When investing in safety equipment, it’s important to think like one of your workers. Though you might have years of experience on some of them, it’s only through seeing the scene through the eyes of a construction worker themselves that you can adequately protect them. This means looking for:
● Areas in which your workers might be tempted to rush or get complacent. Though we all have the best intentions, it’s very easy to become lax when one performs a certain task over and over again, or to try to speed things along to get the job done early. Posting the proper signage, even if it isn’t legally required, is a good way to instill some extra safety at the site.
● Areas which contain toxic materials. Even if it’s well-known among your workers where they should and shouldn’t go without personal protective equipment (PPE), you never know when one might forget, or if the proper authorities could neglect to tell new employees.
● Areas which contain high voltage. Though it may seem like common sense to avoid these areas, you never know when one of your workers might neglect to use sound judgement for whatever reason.
Contact MC Tool & Safety for All your Safety Needs
Whether you’re dealing with public works projects or something else entirely, we’d be privileged to help you. Give us a call now at 763-786-5350, or toll-free at 888-206-2569.