Lack of Fall Protection Measures Place Workers at Increased Risk.
Managers are responsible for their workers’ safety. In this case, the superintendent had not received any safety specific supervisory training or OSHA 10/30 hour training. Supervisors need additional safety training not only in how to identify hazards, but in the proper abatement of those hazards as well. In addition, supervisors need training in how to manage
workers when unsafe behaviors happen.
Companies need to establish a policy on under age construction workers and train managers on the limitations of these young workers. Federal law establishes certain safety standards and restrictions for young workers. In addition, many states have their own laws regarding workers under the age of 18 which must be followed by employers.