Safety Focus of the Week: Blasting Operations
Whenever our work involves blasting operations, we need to consider special safety measures and notifications. A comprehensive summary is available in the OSHA Construction Health & Safety Outreach website:
This is a useful reference that includes a list of definitions which provide a good basis for understanding some of the blasting process.
Obviously communication is an important part of the safety measures when blasting. This sign describes the warning horns prior to a blast: