Line of Fire: Awareness Safety

Line of Fire: Awareness

Awareness is the first defense. Be alert for conditions that may change where the line of fire zone exists, including wind gusts and falling objects.

Perform a job site walk-down to identify missing or weak defenses in areas such as arrow trucks, equipment guards and excavation shoring.

Remind workers to stay clear of hazards by using flagging, barricades, job briefings and three-way communication.

Pay close attention to personnel and objects above, below and in the immediate work area during anyjob evaluation. No material should be dropped from above unless absolutely necessary; this shall be done under the crew leader’s direction. The drop zone shall always be guarded and cleared.