As a project manager you need to look out for the health of your team members. You need to recognize that there are very many risks that can be encountered while on the site and so you have to know the measures that can be taken to minimize these risks. The scope of this description is to help the project manager know some of the onsite health issues that can occur as well as the hazards and the best ways of managing these issues.
Bad weather is one of the biggest causes of hazards on site. This can be unpredictable and very hard to control. If the team is working in the rain, the probability of falling is heightened so you have to make sure that they are secured while working. You need to come up with a way that the workers who are working on tall buildings are very well strapped as they are working to avoid slipping.
The workers who are working on the high areas also risk falling down if they are not very careful. It is always important to make sure that project safety measures are taken for these workers to prevent falls. The workers also need to be sober as they are working because if they are intoxicated, they may miss a step and fall.
When you want to demolish any part of the building you need to make sure that safety precautions are observed as well. You need to notify the people around and let them know that the building is being demolished so that people who are around can move.
While the project is going on, you have to make sure that there are no site materials that are falling down aimlessly. If this cannot be avoided, you have to make sure that the workers have protective gear while they are working. They need to have helmets on as this will help to minimize onsite health issues.
A fire can also occur at anytime unexpectedly. You need to make sure that there is fire extinguishers close by for the purpose of emergencies. You also have to make sure that the people working on the site are aware of how to use the fire extinguisher. There is no need for you to have a fire extinguisher that cannot be used by the people working on the site.
Project safety also requires that the different workers onsite know what they are supposed to be doing on site and where they are supposed to be. This will help the workers prevent accidents that might occur if the workers are not aware of where the other workers are working.
Maintaining a clean work place may also not be so simple but it is a very good idea. You need to make sure that you have a good way of disposing the wastes that are from the project. This will help to prevent accidents and will also offer the workers a clean environment for them to work.