Keeping Manassas Work Sites Safe with ‘Under Construction’ Signs and More
5,147 workers died on the job in 2017, according to research by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). That works out to more than 99 worker fatalities each week, or more than 14 every day.
What’s worse is that many of these deaths were preventable.
Investing in proper safety signage protects your company’s most important assets: its people. Even in cases where lives aren’t at risk, your company must comply with Northern Virginia construction site safety standards, or else be subject to major fines.
- Keep trespassers out of dangerous areas. Research by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration shows that 1 in 5 worker deaths occur on construction sites. Clearly, even with the proper safety training, equipment expertise, and oversight, construction sites can be dangerous. Now imagine how dangerous they are for untrained trespassers, especially those that wander in at night with poor visibility. Displaying the proper ‘Restricted Area’ and ‘Under Construction’ signs will help prevent any late-night joggers, dog-walkers, or other unauthorized personnel from disrupting the site or getting injured.
- Give your team the life-saving reminders they need. On their website, OSHA lists the “Top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards violated in 2018.” Among them, failure to use fall protection was rated number-one. As it so happens, falling is also rated as the number-one cause of death on Northern Virginia worksites, the worst of construction’s “Fatal Four.” Just think of how many lives could have been saved if workers were reminded to use fall protection in dangerous areas. Simple ‘Danger: Fall Protection Required Beyond This Point’ and ‘Under Construction’ signs could be enough to keep workers compliant, and keep them safe.
- Keep work sites safe from hefty fines. The OSHA website lists a number of penalties associated with ‘Under Construction’ sign violations on their Top Penalties page. Minimum fees for certain signage violations may start as high as $40,000.
- Identify seasonal hazards and keep workers safe this holiday season. Every year, poor weather conditions cause numerous injuries and fatalities in roadside work zones. According to the OSHA website, “it is therefore important to properly set up work zones with the traffic controls identified by signs.”Legendary Custom Signs offers a variety of roadside work zone safety signage, all of which can be customized any way you like. Additionally, our sign specialists can advise your crew on proper sign display, installation, and maintenance to ensure they work their best for longer.
Free Quotes For ‘under Construction’ Signs And More In Northern Virginia
Legendary Custom Signs is located at the intersection of Northern Virginia. We are proud to serve all of Prince William, Fairfax, Loudoun, Fauquier and Arlington counties, including the independent cities of Manassas, Manassas Park, City of Fairfax, Alexandria, and City of Falls Church. We also serve the greater Washington, DC metro area, as well as the rest of the United States via our online ordering system.
Call 571-512-SIGN (7446) to view our complete selection of 100% customizable ‘Under Construction’ signs and other safety signage. You can also book your free consultation via the Legendary Custom Signs Contact Page.