Safety Tips for New York Masonry Contractors

Lever & Ecker, PLLC March 25, 2023 Construction Accidents

If you work in masonry, you understand that your job comes with certain risks. For this reason, it is crucial to exercise every safety measure to minimize dangerous conditions. However, no matter how cautious you are, you may still suffer injuries due to someone else’s negligence. Construction site owners and contractors owe you a duty to care for your safety and act responsibly. If they neglect this duty and cause you harm, you can pursue legal action and financial compensation.

With representation from our experienced lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, you can focus on your recovery while we handle every aspect of your claim with the utmost attention and respect. We have over 65 years of collective experience successfully representing thousands of clients, so you can trust us to work on your behalf and pursue the compensation you deserve. Our award-winning team communicates with you every step of the way so you always know what to expect and never feel alone. 

10 Safety Tips New York Masonry Contractors Should Follow

Injuries are common in masonry, making safety precautions even more important. Implementing the following tips can help prevent injuries and create a safer work environment:

  • Sturdy work surfaces: Having sturdy work surfaces prevents them from collapsing and injuring you or someone else. You can do this by securing fencing and using safe ladder positioning. 
  • Safety shoes: Wearing safe shoes with anti-slip soles helps reduce the risks of slipping and falling.
  • Personal protective equipment: Safety goggles, shoes, and helmets all help reduce the risk of serious injury if you fall or something falls on you.
  • Clear spaces: Masonry injuries and accidents often occur due to cluttered work areas, so it is crucial to clear these spaces of free wires, protruding nails, and other potential dangers.
  • Mechanical lifting: Never lift heavy loads manually. Instead, use a mechanical lift safely and with help for oversized items.
  • Weather-appropriate attire: If you work outside or with hot or cold materials, wear weather-appropriate clothing and proper safety equipment.
  • Hydration: Drinking water while working prevents dehydration and keeps you focused.
  • Check tool safety: Defective tools can cause serious injuries, so inspect your portable electric tools before use.
  • Respiratory protection: Construction sites and air pollutants can damage your respiratory system, so use protective equipment, like air masks and respirators.
  • Protect your skin: Wear coated cotton gloves and wash your hands frequently to minimize skin contact with harmful substances.

Following these safety tips can help keep you and those around you safe. Unfortunately, many people do not abide by these measures. If you have suffered masonry-related injuries due to someone else’s negligence, contacting a construction and masonry lawyer is among the best ways to protect your rights and seek justice. 

Reach Out to a Highly-Qualified New York Construction Accident Lawyer at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, to Schedule a Consultation

Masons are essential for keeping buildings and other structures intact and strong, but the job is highly physical and leaves people susceptible to injuries, especially if they do not follow safety measures carefully. If you sustain injuries in a masonry-related accident, you deserve high-quality representation to build a strong claim and fight for your rights.

At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, we have 65+ years of combined legal experience advocating for New Yorkers’ rights. With our balance of compassion and dedication, we get to the heart of your case to achieve a fair settlement. With our personalized approach, our award-winning lawyers curate a plan tailored to your unique needs. We manage every element of your claim and communicate with you from start to finish, even going to trial if necessary. To schedule a consultation, call (914) 288-9191 or (718) 933-3632. You can also fill out our contact form.

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