About a year ago, I realized that there were a few things that I needed to do around the house to make my place feel more like a home. For starters, I knew that I needed to replace the carpet, since it was damaged from years of use. Unfortunately, I knew that I didn't have the skills to take care of things on my own, so I turned to a team of professional contractors. They were incredible to work with, and even taught me how to create a great construction environment for my team. After the project was done, I knew that I wanted to make a blog about creating a positive construction environment.
Cranes can accomplish incredible construction feats and make some projects infinitely easier, but they can be dangerous in the wrong hands. A crane accident in New York, NY, in March of 2008, claimed the lives of seven people and another in May led to the death of two more. It is essential that crane companies make safety their first priority.
In this article, learn the most common hazards involving crane use and how to ensure that the company you hire takes steps to prevent them:
Know the Risks
Crane accidents have led to some major disasters – even in the last decade. Before searching for a crane company, you should know how and why things can go wrong.
The most common causes of crane accidents include:
Understanding the potential risks involved with crane use can help you make an educated decision about the crane company you select to work on your project.
Selecting a Safe Crane Company
Before selecting a crane company, you should investigate their safety protocol. Verify that the company employs preventative safety measures including:
Safety regulations can vary from state to state and additional requirements are mandated by OSHA. Ask the crane company to discuss those regulations with you prior to making your selection.
Crane accidents can be prevented. Keep your workers and your project safe by using the information in this article to ensure that your crane company takes safety seriously.Share
22 January 2015