WHAT DID YOU FIND WRONG?
• Too many people in the small area.
• Using a hoe when shovels would be more prudent.
• The excavation has not been shored to keep remanding walls of spoil from falling in.
• It would be difficult to see the person directing the excavator operator behind the large bucket.
• The proper PPE is not being worn by several people in the picture.
• An excavator is digging out the buried man; that process should be hand digging or vacuum excavator.
• I see no emergency professionals on site!
Photo courtesy of Eric Giguere, Founder of Safety Awareness Solutions
Our Winter Edition Winner is Tim Branderhorst, Engineering Inspector II, Orange County Public Works, in Orlando, Florida.
Your $100 gift card is on the way!
AS WE ENTER a new decade, it’s clear we have come a long way in damage prevention. When it comes to safety, it’s all in the details. Every day, we’re faced with choices between safety, efficiency, and productivity. While we can’t always know the circumstances surrounding a situation, and we should never jump to conclusions, sometimes dangerous situations are obvious. Being able to identify those situations and taking action to fix them increases everyone’s safety. What would you change to make this situation safer? Photo courtesy of Michael Twohig, Subsurface Utility Mapping at DGT Associates, Boston.
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