Crew + Site Safety

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Crew leaders (or their appointed Safety Officer) are responsible for conducting a brief safety meeting prior to any work on the job site for all volunteers.  Prior to the work day, they will complete a Job Hazard Analysis form to review potential hazards.  

Suggested Safety Talking Points

  • Wear two name tags one on the front and one on the back, so people can get your attention if they needed. We love ones made from duct tape!
  • Wear your gloves, glasses and personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times. This includes gloves, masks, safety glasses and any other necessary safety gear.
  • Our biggest risk onsite is slips, trips, and falls. Watch for uneven ground, equipment and tools on the ground. Keep your work area clean and clear.
  • Never work underneath anyone regardless of whether they are standing on the ground or on a ladder.
  • Stay hydrated, even in cool weather. Frequent water breaks are necessary.
  • Take care of others. If you see someone doing something unsafe, let them know.
  • If you are injured, regardless of how minor, seek first aid immediately, and make sure the crew leader is informed as well as an RTH staff member. 
    • To report incidents Monday-Friday, please call the RTH office and ask for Maria: (713) 659-2511
    • To report incidents on weekends, please call Ralph Hillman: (832) 580-0653
  • Be aware of environmental dangers.  These can include, but are not limited to, fire ants, poison ivy, and overhead power lines.