OSHA Issues Guidance on Protecting Employees from Demolition Hazards
OSHA recently issued a Trade News Release reminding employers to protect workers from demolition hazards. OSHA outlined the particular hazards associated with “Demolition: Construction in Reverse, with Additional Hazards.” With proper planning, personal protective equipment, training and compliance with OSHA standards (29 CFR Part 1926, Subpart T – Demolition), OSHA claims these hazards can be controlled and even eliminated.
The key points to remember when undertaking demolition are:
Plan ahead to get the job done safely
Provide the right protection and equipment
Train all employees about hazards and how to use the equipment safely
To read more about what constitutes demolition and the unique hazards involved, follow this link to OSHA’s Safety & Health Topics page which shares some helpful reminders, considerations to keep in mind when undertaking demolition work, and more details on the key points outlined above: https://www.osha.gov/doc/topics/demolition/index.html.