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How Work Zone Equipment Can Cut Down On Construction Accidents

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The construction industry is all about hard work, long hours, and some good pay if you're lucky. When you are constantly working with heavy machinery and near so many cars, however, it can be a risky business to be in. In fact, according to OSHA 20% of worker related deaths last year were construction related, which is a surprisingly high statistic if you or one of your family members work in the construction industry. 

Radar Speed Trailer

When other drivers are aware of the speed and if they are going over the speed limit, they are more likely to slow down. If you own your own construction company or if you just work for one, make sure to either invest in one of these yourself or to have them buy one. In a lot of counties, you may even be able to contact your local police department and they can provide one for you. 

Safety Vests

One of the best ways to keep construction workers safe is to ensure that they are seen at all times. With a safety construction vest on every construction worker on a job site, you know that other drivers will be able to spot them from far away. You also know that other construction workers will be able to spot their coworkers which means that there will be fewer incidents. Not only do you want to invest in bright orange vests, but you want to ensure that they have reflectors on them as well which will make sure they are seen at night. 

Hard Hats

Hard hats aren't just something that will prevent construction companies from getting hit with a hard fine from OSHA, but they are actually there to keep heads protected from damage. Although some construction workers assume that hard hats are just there to make them look legit, it's important that wearing them is enforced. If something were to fall on their head and they didn't have a hat then they could end up with a traumatic brain injury. 

Caution Signs

Caution signs are another thing that will signal to drivers on the road that there is construction, that there are workers on the road, and that there is a reduced speed. When it comes to having work zone caution signs, you can't get too many because the more signs they see, the more cautious they are likely to be.

As you can see, there are different types of work zone equipment that will help keep your construction site as safe as possible. To learn more, reach out to a company near you.


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