June 8, 2021
25 years ago the National Safety Council dubbed June ”National Safety Month”. Throughout the construction industry, many of us observe jobsite and workplace safety more closely over the month of June, bringing awareness to potential risks at worksites and how to prevent them. While the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) oversees official safety practices and training programs across many industries, it’s never a bad idea to go the extra mile to ensure you and your crew have a safe work environment.
In honor of National Safety Month, we’ve compiled a jobsite safety checklist in coordination with each week’s topic. Trimaco offers a wide range of products that help promote construction safety and prevent jobsite safety risks.
There’s no better way to kick off National Safety Month than to talk about prevention. Why put yourself in harm’s way when you can prevent it from the start?
First things first, develop a plan or safety program that sets standards and expectations for everyone on your crew — including subcontractors. Next, protect yourself. In addition to hard hats, and other OSHA standard-type worksite-wear, you can also prevent harm to yourself and your crew by investing in dependable PPE. From high visibility coveralls to ANSI-rated eyewear, prepare for your workday with appropriate personal protective equipment.
Over the course of the past year, COVID-19 has created a new normal in the world we once knew. Maintaining distance and creating socially distant barriers will continue to be prominent safety standards, especially in work areas. Trimaco offers two different socially distant barrier options:
When working on the job, it’s important to promote a safety culture, where crew members feel safe, especially when working on slippery surfaces on a construction jobsite. Invest in fall protection with slip resistant drop cloths, surface protectors and shoe covers can provide peace of mind while on the job site.
As jobsite conditions, surfaces and expectations continue to evolve, it’s important to adapt and improve with them, while also addressing new safety issues that arise. At Trimaco we understand the importance of jobsite safety and we are continuously bringing new products to the market to meet the ever changing needs of general contractors, builders, and more. Explore our full catalog for our full line of jobsite safety products!