Social media campaign spreads pictures of unsafe construction sites
Twitter, blog being used to ID, explain hazards
Unsafe construction sites now the run the risk of being “outed” on social media, thanks to a campaign that invites people to potentially unsafe circumstances and share them via social media platforms.
Picture-takers who spot hazards at construction sites are encouraged to share them on Twitter with @MySafetySign using the hashtag #HazardSpotting.
The company then enlists the help of relevant safety experts to spot the hazards in the photos, and shares the information through blog posts.
Mike Miles of MySafetySign says #HazardSpotting “helps shine an expert light on everyday construction. It creates accountability and will hopefully improve worker safety in communities across the country.” Miles said safety professionals have expressed a lot of enthusiasm for the projects – especially those on LinkedIn.
To date, there are nine #HazardSpotting posts that examine dangerous conditions in various construction zones. The most recent post analyzes sidewalk scaffolding hazards in an urban construction zone, including endangered pedestrians; slip, trip, and fall hazards; and lack of PPE.
Photos of unsafe working conditions and explanations can be found on the company’s blog at: www.mysafetysign.com/blog/category/hazardspotting/.
MySafetySign is also the driving force behind #HazardSpotting, an OSHA violations spotting campaign.