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Overhead Hazards

Working in areas with overhead hazards can pose serious safety risks to workers. Overhead hazards include any object or material that may fall from above and strike a worker. Examples of overhead hazards include falling tools or equipment, debris, and building materials.

Here are some safety tips for working in areas with overhead hazards:

  1. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), such as hard hats, safety glasses, and safety shoes.
  2. Make sure that tools and equipment are properly secured when working at heights or on elevated platforms.
  3. Use caution when working beneath cranes, hoists, or other lifting devices.
  4. Never work beneath a load that is being lifted or moved.
  5. Keep work areas clean and free of debris to reduce the risk of objects falling from above.
  6. Ensure that all equipment and machinery is regularly inspected and maintained to prevent malfunctions that could result in overhead hazards.
  7. Use caution when working in areas with overhead electrical lines or wiring.

By following these safety tips, workers can minimize the risks associated with working in areas with overhead hazards and stay safe on the job.


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