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Construction Waste Removal as a Safety Function

Posted by Julian Torres, "JT" on Apr 9, 2015 5:45:11 AM

Construction is a field that’s known for its sometimes dangerous nature. However, the idea that construction waste removal can help minimize the dangers might seem odd. But, according to OSHA, out of the almost 4,000 worker fatalities recorded in 2013, over 20% of them were in construction. And of those, between 40 to 60% were caused by falls.

Trips and Falls Can Be Avoided

Every good contractor constantly looks for ways to reduce his overhead and lower labor and material costs. In addition, finding ways of speeding up the construction process without sacrificing safety is an ongoing challenge. Any laborer that is hurt or injured can cost not only time, but money.

Smart contractors will work to be intentional and proactive regarding best practices in safety management. This includes ensuring that the construction site is kept as safe as possible, and part of this safe condition means being kept as clean as possible. While it may seem a minor thing to fall from a short height of say, a few feet, or to simply trip over some loose debris, these types of accidents account for the majority of fall injuries and deaths.

Falls Represent The Number One Accident Cause In Construction

Almost half of all fatal falls are from 20 feet or less – and many are from less than six feet! Consider that the average person’s reaction time is about half a second, the time it takes to fall four feet. And as you fall your impact force increases. So a 200 pound worker who falls six feet will hit the ground with almost 10,000 pounds of force!

By regularly cleaning and removing construction waste, debris and rubble you can drastically minimize the potential for trips, falls, and other related accidents. Minimizing accidents on the job site will minimize paperwork, lost labor hours, and related insurance and medical costs. And, possibly, you will save a life in the process.

Why Construction Waste Removal Should be Outsourced

The ideal set up for most construction projects is to schedule a series of waste and debris clean ups and removal. And by making use of a reliable professional firm the work can be scheduled and carried out with a minimal amount of disruption to the progress of the job. In addition, outsourcing this task allows the contractor to keep his crew working on the productive aspect of the project.

Finding the Right Firm is Essential

Once you have made the decision that outsourcing a series of site clean ups is cost-effective and will increase the safety factor, you need to determine which firm is the right one for the job. And while you can certainly find plenty of guys with trucks willing to do a “cheap” job, going that route will end up being anything but cheap.

Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly construction waste disposal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of the debris after your project is complete. Whether you need our services several times during a construction project or just once after it is complete, our hauling professionals will ensure that the construction debris is out of your way so that you can get on with the job.

Our team specializes in construction trash removal. We can be at your facility in mere minutes, so call us today! Our crew is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion. One of the best things about hiring Junk King is that we recycle a much of the material we pick-up. This is proof of our commitment to being an eco-friendly removal service. If you have questions about what we do or what we believe, give us a call at (707) 744-4254.

Topics: large trash pick up, Construction Waste Disposal, Professional Haulers

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