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Summer Now: Time to Think About Construction Safety

28 Jun 2021 by 3M - Fall Protection Solution

Now is a good time to evaluate your construction safety program as well as check your inventory to ensure you have the right personal protective equipment (PPE) for your workers to help prevent common injuries.

For instance, did you realize: In 2019, according to Hong Kong Labour Department Statistics, falls in construction reported fatal accidents – 43.5%?

Does everyone on your work site have the right fall protection equipment and have they been trained on how to use it properly?

Have you started making adjustments to your PPE, training and practices to become compliant?

Have you re-examined your site?

The common element here is helping to build a culture of safety at your workplace and the key pillar is training. As Don points out, “Training must be designed not just to deliver regulation required information… but also to motivate a behavioral change…[it] has to acknowledge and address the workers’ needs and concerns about wearing protective equipment.” Avoid non-compliance and, even worse, becoming one of these statistics. Now is a good time to evaluate your health and safety training programs, as well as your inventory. They need to be up to date to ensure you have the right Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for your workers and they know how to use it properly. We offer a wide spectrum of training resources to help you achieve compliance, in addition to a vast catalog of PPE solutions to help you meet your PPE needs. We encourage you to reach out to us with any questions you might have so we can help you on your mission to build a successful culture of health and safety. The full text of the article and Don’s tips about falls, silica, cranes, confined spaces and the importance of training can be found here.

3M - Fall Protection Solution
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3M applies science to develop innovations that make lives better, easier and more complete in diverse industrial and consumer industries, all while contributing to sustainable development. 3M employs more than 1,600 employees across manufacturing, research and development, supply chain and business operations based at Ang Mo Kio, Woodlands and Tuas.At 3M, we are experts in helping you push the boundaries of what’s possible through form and function. We work with architects, designers and construction companies to create beautiful and functional spaces. With the building and construction solutions portfolio ranging from the functional building window solar films to design-centric architectural film solutions for glass and interior design, we combine the demands of solid construction with the core elements of good design

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