Updated April 29, 2019

OSHA Regulations to Avoid Construction Accidents

Construction accidents often happen due to negligence. People need to be properly trained so that there are less accidents, especially when heavy machinery is being used.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has many regulations to ensure that accidents are kept to a minimum.

OSHA Construction Site Regulations

Here are some of OSHA’s regulations that need to be followed at all times:

  • Machinery needs to be in good working order. This rule includes working brakes, lights, horns, and windshield wipers.
  • Operators need to be trained before using any machinery.
  • All machinery needs to be checked and repaired before using. This check should occur before every shift.
  • Make sure that every vehicle has a reverse signal that can be heard above the construction noise.
  • All machinery that gets loaded from above, the safety of the operator is very important. It is important that the operators are safety located in cabs.
  • All machinery needs to have roll-over protection. Machinery can roll-over, so it is important to protect operators.
  • Machinery should not be modified. Modifications may change the safety features of the machine, putting workers in danger of an accident. The only time that you can do so is if you have written permission.
  • Make sure that all roads are safe for driving equipment before using them.

It is very important to follow OSHA’s regulations. You need to maintain your machinery and check it before every shift. You should never modify any machinery, unless you have permission. Also, operators need to be trained before driving equipment. Accidents happen if people don’t know what they are doing.

Contact a Construction Site Accident Attorney Today

If you or a loved one have been injured on a construction site, you are urged to contact the Indianapolis Construction Site Accident Attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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