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How can employers protect workers demolishing a building?

On Behalf of | Apr 9, 2021 | Construction Site Accidents

Construction work can be a good way for a person in Brooklyn to earn a living to provide for their family. However, it is also dangerous work, and many construction workers in New York are injured on-the-job. The following is some requirements employers must follow when demolishing a building.

Planning for a safe demolition

It is important that employers properly plan demolition projects. An engineering survey should be completed. Any nearby utilities should be located, secured and/or relocated. A fire prevention and evacuation plan should be in place. First aid and emergency medical services should be planned form. In addition, employers should complete an assessment of any health hazards at the demolition site.

Providing safety equipment

Employers at demolition sites should also ensure their workers are provided with the right protection and personal protective equipment. This may include providing workers with eye, face, head, hand and foot protection. In addition, workers may need respiratory protection and hearing protection. Fall arrest systems should be in place, and if any other protective clothing is necessary, this should also be provided.

Learn more about construction accidents in Brooklyn

It is essential that workers on demolition sites have all the proper protections they need to safely do their jobs. The failure on the employer to provide these protections can lead to workplace injuries. Ultimately this post is for educational purposes only and does not contain legal advice. Those who want to learn more about what to do if they are injured at work can explore our firm’s website for further information on this topic.