Remove garbage and debris, notify supervisor
Communicate with other workers l so they know you are on site, watch where other trades are. Observe for competency.
Weather conditions - snow, ice, mud, water, heat
Wear correct ppe or clothing, watch footing on uneven ground (choose path), use 3 point contact, sunscreen for skin in the summer. Remember to hydrate yourself and allow for acclimatization.
Yearly inspection done, check before taking into house, monthly inspections
Working with chemicals, concrete and other products
Follow msds, wear correct ppe
Spill kit and msds on hand, follow emergency response procedures
Wear hearing protection for noise levels above 85 dba. Ear plugs or ear muffs.
Ask for assistance, use ergonomic considerations (lift with legs)
Follow safe work practices, follow manufactures directions
Contact supervisor for clarification
Have cell phone or two way radio, keep in frequent contact
Public or occupied surrounding houses
Deny public access, watch for children, watch for pedestrians in the vicinity of where you are working.
Flammables or combustables
Extinguish all cigarettes, follow msds, rid area of ignition sources
Csa approved hard hats, steel toed boots, safety vests at all times, specialized ppe such as safety glasses and face shield when cutting and respirators when applying flammables or working with concrete and dust.
Follow safe job procedure, turn off ignition, no smoking or answering cell phone while fueling.
Unloading and loading of equipment
Follow safe work practices and job procedures for heavy lifting. Use ergonomic considerations such as lifting with legs, pushing instead of pulling, keeping loads close to body, do not reach.
Inspect all cords for defects, must be double insulated, must be grounded.
Fumes and exhaust
Ensure adequate ventilation at all times, especially when working in basements
Let others know you are there, CSA approved hard hats.
Repetitive work, fatigue
Take breaks, rotate workers, stay hydrated, be rested.