Safety on the Roads

Posted by Melissa Bunis, Boston Stone Restoration on 2 October 2016 | 0 Comments

Safety on the job, should always come first and it should also extend to trash removal and transporting equipment and materials to and from job sites. Recently AAA has warned of accidents caused as a result of improperly secured debris flying off trucks.  Vehicles following had to swerve to avoid the debris and it resulted in damage, injuries, and in some cases, fatalities. AAA reports accidents of this type totaled 200,000 between 2011-2014.  Maintaining your vehicle so that nothing flies off is not so hard.  EM NARI member Tom Antonellis of Carpentry by Tom Antonellis shares some quick tips and advice:

I'm sure as professionals we try hard to be safe on the job and on the road.  Here are my tips:

  • I prefer ropes over ratchets that could fail.
  • NEVER use bungee straps.  EVER!
  • Cover debris.
  • Do not overfill dumpsters.

Read more about the dangers of improperly secured debris at:  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/aaa-warns-car-accident-risk-from-debris-flying-off-vehicles-on-road. Good advice from the article: “If you wouldn't want your family driving behind what you're hauling, it's a good sign it's probably not safe.”

Let's help make the roads safe!

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