Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 2816 PLAYINGIT SAFE An estimated 6.5 million people work at more than 250,000 construction sites across the United States each day, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). With so many potential hazards, including falls, trench and scaffold collapse and electric shock, the construction industry is at greater risk for fatal injury than any other industry. To minimize risk, Construction Pros of NJ maximizes training opportu- nities. This past summer, Authorized OSHA Outreach Consultant Bob Sangendorf conducted full-day training programs at Construction Pros work sites. Sangendorf certified crew members in OSHA’s 10-Hour Construction Safety Outreach as well as Articulated Forklift usage. In addition to annual formal trainings, supervisors are required to conduct weekly Toolbox Talks with their teams. Topics range from fall protection, using safety goggles, and material management and handling to the hazards of smoking and being distracted by radios and cell phone usage. So what are the biggest areas of safety concern on the work site? According to OSHA, the most common citations for the construction industry are related to: 1. Scaffolding 2. Fall protection 3. Excavations (general) 4. Ladders 5. Head protection 6. Excavations (protective systems) 7. Hazard communication 8. Fall protection 9. Construction 10. Electrical Sangendorf, an expert in construction safety training, audits and inspections, can be reached at 908-403-2757. For more information, visit “THERE’S NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT THAN SAFETY. YOU CAN LOSE MONEY, BUT YOU CAN ALWAYS GET IT BACK. WHEN IT COMES TO SAFETY, YOU ONLY HAVE ONE CHANCE.” —AL BEST, MANAGING PARTNER CONSTRUCTION PROS OF NJ EVERY ZONE IS A SAFETY ZONE