The Pre Job
And it’s called PRE JOB for a reason!
Learning the habit of writing down a hazard can be a steep learning curve.
All of the hazards (at least in construction) should start with some mention of MSI (muscle strain, back strain) due to the lifting requirements of workers.
heavy lift/ load – muscle strain, and
slippery walking surfaces.
Assign the hazard some kind of rating:
Extreme hazard, injury or death will be the result (anytime we work at heights)
Moderate risk (drywall dust, paint fumes, lifting materials, handling sharp tools, hand or power)
Low risk (rolling paint, marking layouts)
All is okay
Fall protection plan: guard rails, harness & lifeline
The day you are up there
Moving drywall sheets-heavy load
Good lifting technique,
Lighten the load ,
Get help in the lift
The day you are doing this move
Drywall dust, silica
The day you are sanding
Stooping and kneeling while sanding low or doing layouts
Micro breaks to stand up and straighten back
The day of the work
Slippery entry to house
Sand or salt on walkways,
Traction cleats (i.e. Yaktrax) on boots, call Prime for sand/gravel
The date of your slippery entry getting fixed.
Lastly, share the hazard assessment with others.