To prevent injuries while working with granite:
- A job hazard analysis should be conducted each day before work commences.
- Employees should be trained in proper material handling procedures that include handling and transport of granite slabs.
- Use slab carts or slab racks to transport granite slabs and use tie-downs to secure the granite slabs to the forklift.
- Work should only be performed when the general contractor has a competent person on the job site.
Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, "Workers Killed While Working With Granite" (2009). Kentucky Haz Alerts--Falls. Paper 6.