PONTOTOC, Miss. (WTVA)--The executive director of Mississippi Habitat for Humanity was in Pontotoc Wednesday to discuss safety on work sites.
"Most of our experiences are incredibly positive, wonderful and spiritual for a lot of people," said Trey Jones. "That does not mean we can't operate according to the highest standards possible. We have to take into account that not everybody is exposed to the same degree of competency and skills that construction people have and we have to think about those things."
Habitat officials say that when houses are being built, there are many hazardous scenarios that can occur.
Barbara Carter, executive director of Pontotoc's Habitat program, says safety should be more than just a slogan on a work site.
"Most of ours have been minor injuries. I did have a board member several years ago who fell from a ladder. Those are the things we have to watch out for," said Carter.
The Habitat workers are learning how to apply ethical and legal guidelines into building safety.
Jones says that Habitat affiliates have to be aware of government standards and guidelines in order to properly operate a work site.