Safety at the workplace
Safety and Equipment Training Is Our Top Priority
OSHA Fall Protection
Falls are among the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. At ScanTek GPR, we meet regularly to discuss the dangers of falls and how to help prevent them from happening in the first place. Our crews look out for each other and ensure the environment is safe on and around the job site.
Our crews follow these fall prevention OSHA guidelines:
- Provide working conditions that are free of known dangers.
Keep floors in work areas clean and, so far as possible, a dry condition.
- Select and provide required personal protective equipment at no cost to workers.
- Train workers about job hazards in a language that they can understand.
OSHA Silica Training
Using a walk-behind saw to cut masonry, concrete, stone, or other silica-containing materials can generate respirable crystalline silica dust.
Workers who inhale these tiny crystalline silica particles are at increased risk of developing serious silica-related diseases, including:
- Silicosis is an incurable lung disease that can lead to disability and death;
- Lung cancer;
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); and
- Kidney disease
Control of Silica Dust in Construction and Demolition
We use wet cutting methods to help reduce exposure to silica dust when using walk-behind saws. The walk-behind saws are well-equipped with an integrated water delivery system that directs a continuous stream of water onto the blade. It wets the material being cut and reduces the amount of dust generated. These saws have built-in water tanks, or water is supplied to the saw from a source such as a hose connected to a faucet or portable tank. Water flow rates must be sufficient to minimize the release of visible dust.
OSHA Aerial Lift Fall Protection
Living and working along the coastline of Florida comes with its perks and some safety hazards. No matter how breathtaking our views may be, at times, we are always following strict guidelines to protect our crews.
Aerial lifts are often used in shipyards and boatyards when the erection of staging is impractical. These boom-supported personnel platforms and bucket trucks (i.e., cherry pickers) may cause worker injuries or deaths. Boom failure, tip-over, falls, and ejection may occur if the equipment is not properly used.
Our crews take measures to ensure a safe work environment by providing:
- Safe and adequately maintained equipment
- Proper supervision and training
- Fall protection
- Prompt rescue in the event of a fall