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Module 1 – Introduction to Proper Government Construction Signs

October 28, 2022

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”11952″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Construction sites can be hazards waiting to happen. Fortunately, if you work on Government Construction sites, you know what a big deal safety signs, tags, and labels are. They’re all over the place and just one of the USACE and NAVFAC solutions to keeping the jobsite safe as possible.

Safety signs play a key role on Government Construction projects. They notify people of:

• Tripping hazards
• Hot work activities being performed in an area.
• No Smoking Zones
• Hazardous Material Storage Areas
• Lock-out Tag-out activities taking place.
• Environmental watch areas, to name a few.

It’s easy to forget that certain areas are hazardous on construction sites. After all, the hazardous area could have been in a different area yesterday! People take days off occasionally. In other words, it’s difficult for everyone on a construction site to be on the same page with everyone else… all the time.

USACE and NAVFAC know this. It’s why they take signage so seriously and have  rigorous requirements when it comes to Safety Signs.

All warning systems such as signs, tags, and labels must be visible at all times when the hazard or problem exists. The warning sign, tag, or label must be removed as soon as the hazard or problem no longer exists to avoid any confusion which could lead to another accident of its own.

All employees must be informed on what each sign and label on the worksite means. After all, miscommunication is one of the main reasons for construction accidents. Training should also include where the signs are and any special precautions that may be required.

The safety and occupational health (SOH) related signs in the USACE Sign Standards Manual have been determined to meet or exceed ANSI and/or OSHA requirements. You can find the USACE Sign Standards Manual in your Course Materials. Contractors can use signs meeting either the OSHA or ANSI standards for temporary use during the life of a project.[/vc_column_text][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Module 1 Quiz” margin_design_tab_text=””]Time for the first quiz. Click on the quiz link below to begin the short quiz. A score of 70% or higher is required to pass. Once you are done, you will be taken to the 2nd module. Good luck with the quiz and we’ll see you over in Module 2.[/ultimate_heading][/vc_column][/vc_row]