How to Keep a Clean Construction Site

clean construction site, construction site safetyA construction site is by nature very messy. However, crew members do need to keep the workplace tidy to a reasonable extent. This maximizes safety when working with excavators, other heavy machinery, and spoil piles. Learn how to maintain a safe and clean construction site.

Use Secure Storage

You may have to leave equipment at the construction site overnight. To prevent theft and vandalism, keep smaller equipment locked inside storage containers. Even during construction, keep the equipment inside the storage until you need it.

Separate the Scraps

Construction sites contain tons of waste that you have to dispose of at the end of the shift. Different waste products call for different disposal methods. Separating scraps and waste according to type will facilitate easy disposal and recycling. Construction sites should also have both dumpsters and trashcans nearby to minimize clutter.

Also, keep in mind that toxic waste and combustible materials have their own handling requirements. OSHA requires storage in fire-resistant containers until removal from the worksite.

Minimize Dust

Excavator use creates clouds of airborne dust. Silica dust is especially hazardous. Prolonged exposure can lead to lung and respiratory problems. You can keep dust under control with regular sweeping or using a dust guard machine.

Keep Walking Paths Clear

Be sure foot-heavy traffic areas are clear of obstructions. The area should not have equipment strewn on the floor. You should also clear designated walking paths of cables. Assign members to sweep the area every one or two hours to remove rubble and other trip hazards.

A Clean Construction Site Fosters Construction Site Safety

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