The 4th of July can lead to a lot of issues with safety. Although many construction companies send their workers home during this important holiday, the site shutdown is often improperly handled, so that materials are left exposed to the elements and, more importantly, to fireworks.
It’s no secret that people (and especially kids and teenagers) tend to sneak onto construction sites to shoot fireworks during Independence Day. Even if they don’t, the hazard of some fireworks landing on the site and actually setting fire to something can be pretty high.
Dealing with such hazards has to be done in a responsible and preventive manner. You have to make sure that the employees responsible for putting away any flammable materials and substances will have the proper OSHA training from safety staffing companies and do their jobs according to protocol. Also, it’s good practice to have a security system and a fire alarm in place just in case.
Even if there’s not much that most people would actually want to steal from the work site, keeping everything safe during the 4th of July is one of those things that you’ll be glad you thought of beforehand. There are many instances when people stumble onto the area and end up injuring themselves as well as causing a lot of damage if they shoot their fireworks in an unsafe manner.