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Hab Man
Safety on the job

I watched homeowner Amy walk around on the construction site wearing FLIP FLOPS and hard hat!

Shouldn't home owners be required to follow same safety rules as workers?

djohns
Re: Safety on the job

Be required ????? By what authority ?

havanagranite
Re: Safety on the job

there is a big difference between commercial jobs and residential. not of what is required by osha but rather what is generally inforced. you would never see shorts and tennis shoes on a commercial job. but yet at least in this area they are common place in residential. so I guess my comment is at least she was wearing a hard hat.

gotta protect the brain box even if there isn't much inside it.:D

Hab Man
Re: Safety on the job
Hab Man wrote:

I watched homeowner Amy walk around on the construction site wearing FLIP FLOPS and hard hat!

Shouldn't home owners be required to follow same safety rules as workers?

I stand corrected... Shouldn't she at least have sense enough to wear more sensible shoes?

A. Spruce
Re: Safety on the job

Maybe they were OSHA approved, steel toed flip-flops? ;)

djohns
Re: Safety on the job
Hab Man wrote:

I stand corrected... Shouldn't she at least have sense enough to wear more sensible shoes?

Now , we agree . :)

BigWalt
Re: Safety on the job

just remember this...
"There are no victims, just volunteers..."

Fencepost
Re: Safety on the job

There are no laws requiring homeowners to observe safe behavior on their own properties. Has something to do with the first and sixth amendments to the Constitution of the United States.

However, I think it would serve as a great example if TOH required, as part of their agreements with the homeowners, the homeowners to observe all standard safety practices, including wearing sturdy shoes, eye protection, and hearing protection where recommended.

havanagranite
Re: Safety on the job
jkirk wrote:

HO's not wearing a sensible shoe when walking around drives me nuts, especially during hte early phases of a job when there is a lot of debris laying around, as for hard hats not really a big deal as long as myself and the others know that their around so we stop what were doing if they are right in our vicinity

as for shorts, theirs days in the summer where i think having to wear pants could be considered a saftey hazard, dehydration & heat stroke can set in when working outside

anyhow

IN CANADA????

LOL yer kidding right? I can just picture this you and canuk working on a house wearing sweaters and shorts.

Ohh man I better quit starting to scare me:D

BigWalt
Re: Safety on the job
Fencepost wrote:

There are no laws requiring homeowners to observe safe behavior on their own properties. Has something to do with the first and sixth amendments to the Constitution of the United States.
.

What does the Law has anything to do with common sense? Don't come here and start preaching about amendments / Constitution of the United States.

If homeowner chose not to wear shoes when mowing the lawn then it is their own stupidly, same goes for home constructions.
If they got hurt on the job then it is Boo Hoo...cry me a river. It is their own stupidly for not seeing and thinking correctly.

Like I mention before....

There are no victims, just volunteers.

Blue RidgeParkway
Re: Safety on the job

liability on the GC is huge should the authorized site visitor be injured or killed. i've seen contractors who will halt all work in progress whenever an improperly attired homeowner or other visitor is on site and even walk off the job if one wanders around unaccompanied and not wearing the appropriate safety attire or fails to follow instructions. the GC has a responsibility to secure the job site and safety. i guess that TOH productions has some type of overall hefty blanket liability insurance for their project sites should their production activities cause a hazard or injury including their filming with home owners on site during work tours and things like kevin walking under a boom during craining operations. they probably have the homeowners sign some type of imdemnity waiver that their lawyers or insurance company lawyers draw up.

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