Radios on the job site—yes or no? If yes, what are the rules?
I think radios onsite are permissible if the content being played is monitored both for content and for volume.
Yes, if the volume is kept to a low to medium level.
Preferably no, however, radios can be used if not objectionable to others on site or interfere with business operations or job safety. Ear buds cannot interfere with communication and/or cause a safety concern. It is situational and not a blanket policy.
I say no. Nowadays there is just too much political correctness.
No. They are distraction and you already have a hard enough time hearing things with all the other tools and machines making all kinds of noise. They can cause uncalled-for accidents because you can’t hear as it is on some project. Definitely not any radios on any of our projects.
Yes, however, some of our contracts with general contractors forbid radios and some don’t specifically mention that.
Many of the job sites don’t permit radios, and it is spelled out in Division I. Problem solved! I’m fine with them as I think they promote a livelier and more pleasant environment, but communication is really important on the job site, so volume must be kept to a relatively low level. If we are working on a residential project or around other trades, some consideration has to be given to those conditions. Sometimes it’s a judgment call.
Absolutely not!! Time waster, as well as a potential safety hazard.
Radios for communication are great. Radios for music are a bad idea all around. First, it is distracting, and second, all people are not going to agree on the type of music.
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