How can I reduce my chances of getting hurt?

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There are many ways in which construction companies and workers can prevent accidents from happening. If you feel unqualified for a particular task on the jobsite, it is important that you express your concerns and request training. It is simply not safe to use power tools or heavy machinery when you are inexperienced. If you are asked to work at an elevation, make sure you are provided adequate fall prevention gear. You should not be on a roof without a safety harness or net. You should not be on a scaffold that has not been properly secured or inspected. In general, supervisors can prevent accidents by actively monitoring the work conditions, while workers can reduce their chances of being hurt by using caution.