When using heavy equipment, operators often skip the simple step of buckling up – usually, this is a result of forgetfulness, being hurried, or a preference for comfort. This creates an unnecessary, industry-wide safety risk.
The construction industry is rapidly evolving – from the complexity of the structures we build to the skillset and mindset of the craftworkers on our jobsites. This advancement is due in part to the opportunities created by technology.
When faced with the dangers of operating heavy equipment on a jobsite, it seems like fastening a seatbelt would be second-nature for equipment operators.
Jack Prudence is an accounting manager in Clark’s Finance Department by day, and a member of the Vienna, Virginia Volunteer Fire Department by night.
Clark Concrete Division Safety Director Seth Randall knows that being a leader in safety means continuously evaluating the way we build and challenging the status quo to identify better means of keeping our people safe.
What does it take to send the men and women who work on Clark jobsites home safely at the end of each day? It requires a relentless focus on two things – planning and people.