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Safety Tips For Offshore Workers In Houston

Jan 23, 2023 | Industrial Accident, Longshore & Harbor Workers, Personal Injury

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported in the United States in 2019. Of those, nearly 500,000 occurred in the construction industry. If you work in the construction industry, or any industry for that matter, it’s important to be aware of the potential hazards and how to stay safe.

Here are four safety tips for offshore workers in Houston

Wear Protective Gear

When working offshore, you’ll be exposed to various potential hazards, including flying debris, chemicals, and extreme weather conditions. It’s important to wear the proper protective gear to minimize the risk of injury. This includes hard hats, safety glasses, earplugs, and gloves.

Locate Problems

Before starting work each day, take a few minutes to survey your work area and identify any potential hazards. If you see something that could be a problem, let your supervisor know so they can address it.

Inspect Tools and Equipment

Another way to stay safe on the job is to inspect your tools and equipment before using them. Ensure that power cords are not frayed or damaged and that all hand tools are in good condition. If you need help with properly using a piece of equipment, feel free to ask for help. Either from a supervisor or from a more experienced coworker.

Only Use Equipment With Training or Certification

Finally, it’s important to use equipment that you have been properly trained or certified. Operating a piece of machinery with proper training is safe for you and those around you. If you need more clarification, always err on caution and ask for help.

Following these safety tips can help you stay safe while working offshore in Houston. Remember to wear protective gear, inspect your tools and equipment, and only use machinery that you are properly trained or certified to use. If you are ever trying to figure out something, always ask for help from a more experienced coworker. By following these simple tips, you can help make your work site safer for everyone involved. Offshore Workers have a dangerous job. If you are ever injured in an offshore accident, call Walker Texas Lawyer. He will help you learn your legal options.

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