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3 safety tips for equipment operators

If you work as an equipment operator on a construction site in Brooklyn, you probably already know how dangerous your job is. From malfunctioning equipment to uncleared work areas and tight deadlines, it can be easy for things to go wrong on a job site. Due to the overwhelming number of hazards, staying safe should always be a priority, your coworkers and the boss.

To help you stay safe, it is a good idea to remain current with training and safety standards. Also, here are a few tips to remember the next time you are working with heavy machinery and equipment.

Getting on and off machines

For equipment operators, the most dangerous part of the job is usually the process of climbing on and off the machines. You decrease your chances of falling off the equipment by checking your gloves and boots and removing mud, dirt or other substances that can cause slippage. Also, use a three-point stance when you are getting on or off equipment.

Loading and unloading

Even if the ground is level, a machine can roll over during the loading and unloading process if it becomes unbalanced. When you are loading or unloading machinery, always make sure that both the trailer and the machine have enough room to maneuver safely. In addition, enlist the help of a coworker to act as a spotter and keep the area clear of anyone that does not need to be there.

Too many people in the work area

For many equipment operators, one of the biggest issues is having too many people crowding the work area. Your foreman should talk about this issue in safety meetings and take measures to ensure areas stay clear around working equipment like backhoes and cranes.

While the above tips can help you stay safe on a construction site if you are an equipment operator, accidents can still happen. If you have suffered an injury due to a construction accident, you might be able to file a claim and get compensation for your medical bills and lost wages.

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