Site Prep Work


Photo courtesy of OSHA. Make sure rider-operated equipment, like the one in this photo, are provided with overhead and rear canopy guards

Make sure rider-operated equipment, like the one in this photo, are provided with overhead canopy guards.

Photo courtesy of OSHA.

Site prep work entails more than just clearing the land for new construction. During site prep, serious injuries such as the following can happen due to hazards:

  • Being struck by vehicles or equipment.
  • Falls (operators tarping, inspecting loads, exiting cab of truck).
  • Flying and falling objects and debris.
  • Sprains and strains.

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  • Dust inhalation.
  • Electricity (underground utilities).
  • Moving mechanical parts.
  • Slips, trips.

These hazards can result in serious injuries or even death.

Information provided in this topic page can help employers and employees identify and evaluate existing and foreseeable safety and health hazards. It also provides resources to help with training, prevention methods, and the development and implementation of a required written safety and health accident prevention program (APP).

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