Initial Warning Signs of an Unsafe Worksite

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If you see any of these signs, it is a good indication that this worksite is not well kept, and there is a high risk of personal injury.

  • There is no direct supervision of workers
  • Training is non-existent or not adequate
  • Orientation is not given to new workers
  • Equipment is in poor working condition, or old and unkept
  • Floors are messy, dirty, or slippery
  • There are no warning signs or posters, e.g. helmets must be worn, etc
  • Injuries occur regularly
  • Protection equipment is not used and/or is not provided
  • Teamwork is non-existent, e.g. when something heavy needs lifting
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