Regardless of the industry, there are on-the-job hazards that everyone needs to be aware of. But there is something that feels a bit more dangerous than other jobs. After all, you are surveying land. Who knows what is out there in that land? These are the common injuries that can happen if you are a land surveyor on the job:
- Moving equipment
- Dropped objects
- Slips, trips and falls
- Hand injuries from stakes
- Eye injuries from flying debris
We need everyone to stay safe, so we are taking a moment to give you some simple tips to keep in mind while you are on the job. Because it may not be dangerous to survey land, it is the hazardous construction sites that are really the cause for many injuries that occur.
When possible, have equipment stop when it is required to survey close to moving equipment. Plan out work tasks during times that the construction crews aren’t actively working.
Always communicate about the plans for surveying that day. Communication allows for planning, as well as awareness between work groups of other people entering a work area. Make contact with operators when entering a work area.
Objects on higher work levels need to be secured and proper guardrail systems with toe boards need put into place to protect personnel below.
To prevent slip, trip, fall injuries practice good housekeeping.
Eliminate dust by using water to suppress it. Avoid working downwind from moving equipment to avoid eye injuries. Wear proper safety glasses with side shields. Never rub your eye if you get dust in it. Notify a supervisor and rinse the eye with the proper eyewash solution.
To find out more about land surveying job hazards, please contact us at (800) CALVADA or visit www.calvada.com.
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