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The best way to avoid
danger from self-propelled units, such as cranes, dozers, and trucks, is to keep
your eyes open and stay out of the way. The operator does his best to keep from
running over anyone. But with all the commotion on the construction site, he
might not see you. And don't depend on hearing a horn or alarm. A construction
site, as you know, is not only busy, it's noisy.
Be especially careful
when a vehicle is backing up. The operator should ask his foreman to direct him
into the space. But sometimes he doesn't. So since he can't see you, you have to
watch out for him. Never take a chance and dart behind a vehicle that's backing
up, if you slip and fall, you've
RIDING ON OR IN VEHICLES
Don't ride on any
vehicles except those intended to transport you on or between jobs. This goes
for the running board or drawbar of a unit, loaded trucks, or the bucket of a
bucket loader. Riding on the top of a load is especially dangerous. You may fall
off if the load shifts or be crushed when going under low clearances. When
riding in transport vehicles, keep your arms and legs inside where they belong.
WALKING BESIDE VEHICLES
Don't walk alongside
moving equipment. You can be killed or injured if the vehicle slides or turns,
or if the load shifts, or if you slip. Don't walk under loads on cranes or
hoists. Be especially careful not
to touch the frame of a crane when there are power lines in the area. If the
crane touches one of them, you'll be electrocuted. Remember, too, that
electricity can jump several feet, depending on voltage and weather conditions.
So, in addition to not touching the crane, stay well clear.
Not only vehicles, but
moving equipment of any kind is dangerous. If, for example, you're working on
portable staging, scaffolding, or
work platforms, stay off while it's being moved unless it is designated for you
to be on it.
Stay ahead by not getting behind (or along- side of) moving equipment. The more you're alert, the less chance you'll have of getting hurt.
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