Charlotte, NC -- Contractor groups, Associated General Contractors of America and Carolinas Associated General Contractors, are looking into the increase in construction-related deaths.
Together, they created a 13-step plan, aiming to reverse the construction worker fatalities trend.
The plan is as followed:
1) Establish a buddy system for new hires.
2) Conduct safety orientation sessions for new hires, including temporary workers.
3) Ensure managers and supervisors have the appropriate leadership and effective communication skills for instilling safety culture and concepts into the workforce.
4) Institute two seperate pre-task hazard analysis training programs.
5) Host monthly "Lunch & Learn" safety training programs.
6) Require foremen and superintendents to attend leadership in safety excellence certification courses.
7) Host targeted training to address all safety incidents.
8) Make sure training and materials are in a language the workforce understands.
9) Train your trainers.
10) Create task-specific pocket safety guides for every task workers are assigned.
11) Establish craft-specific safety mentoring programs.
12) Issue easy to read badges to workers indicating their level of training.
13) Authorize workers to issue "Stop Work Cards" to address job risks.
In 2014, there were 874 construction worker deaths. However, there were 828 in 2013.
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