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What’s the best way to maintain a safe jobsite?

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Other (please comment). 69%
Hold regular safety trainings and meetings. 20%
Hire foremen that demand compliance. 7%
Fire non-compliant workers. 4%

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Comment from Rodney White, (6/27/2016, 8:42 AM)

You can hold meetings daily, but all that does is put safety front-of- mind. Not that that's a bad thing, but without compliance, the meetings have little effect. Therefore, someone on site ensuring compliance is a must to reduce jobsite incidents.

Comment from M. Halliwell, (6/30/2016, 10:31 AM)

Having a safe jobsite involves far more than any single factor. You need a good safety program with the proper gear in good condition and ready for use. You need good frontline workers who buy in to the safety program and who foster and mentor new hires and not gloss over when one of the "old guys" is doing it wrong. You need supervisors who buy into the program too....who do it right and show that they expect their workers to do it right too (or they will crack down). You need the regular safety meetings to keep everyone informed as to what's going on and changes to the site. You also need the "white hard hats" to buy in....there is a cost, but also a commitment required, to show that the guys at the top mean more with the safety program than covering their butts. You also need to reward good work and doing the right thing....even if it "hurts" sometimes. If you don't, folks cover up the bad (often leading indicators) to get the reward and you putt along until someone *really* gets hurt. Safety is a team sport...everyone plays, everyone wins or someone doesn't play and someone gets hurt.

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