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Reducing Accidents in Maintenance and Construction Projects

Discover the importance of a safety supervisor.

Reducing Accidents in Maintenance and Construction Projects

Churches have ongoing maintenance needs and also engage in a wide range of construction projects. Whether it's a clean-up day, building new facilities, remodeling old ones, working on a house for Habitat for Humanity, or repairing homes for the poor, church members and volunteers are active in maintenance and construction. Some custodians and members who work on these projects are expert carpenters, plumbers, and electricians. Many, though, are amateurs who rarely use circular saws, air powered nail guns, or other power equipment. The mix of inexperience, limited supervision, and power equipment poses real hazards. As a result serious accidents regularly occur in ongoing maintenance and construction projects.

Many injuries, though, can be prevented by following a simple, orientation training for custodians and use of a safety supervisor for clean-up days and construction projects. ...

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James F. Cobble, Jr., received his master of divinity degree from McCormick Theological Seminary, and also has doctoral degrees from both Princeton Theological Seminary and the University of Illinois.

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  • March 1, 2013

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