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PROTECT THE CHILDREN
Telling a mother that her child had been seriously injured on your construction job could be the worst day of your life? I'm sure you'll agree that it would be the hardest job that any man would have to do. Children around our jobs present a special safety problem. They can't be expected to be aware of the hazards of equipment, excavations and unfinished structures. However, they are naturally curious and they may climb over, under or through anything until they get into trouble.
We must try to do everything that we can do to leave the job in as safe a condition as possible. Some steps to consider are:
1. Lock or secure all powered equipment so that it can't be started.
2. Buckets, blades and scoops should be lowered to the ground.
3. Don't park equipment on a slope where it may roll if the brake or clutch is released.
4. Don't leave gasoline or other hazardous materials in areas where children might play with them.
5. Remove portable ladders from areas where children may climb them.
6. Close up, cover up or lock up whenever and wherever you can to make your job child-safe.
Remember, you may not only protect your company from being liable for an injury but you may also save a child from serious and even permanent harm.
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