The alternative energy market is booming, with wind and solar farms springing up across the country and construction projections expected to continue to surge for the foreseeable future as the methods become for affordable and therefore feasible. The industry is not without its risks, given the aerial nature of the job. OSHA indicates there have […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Accounting for one-third of all accidents in the construction industry, falls are the leading cause of fatal injury on the construction site. In fact, according to the United States Department of Labor, 349 of the 874 construction-related fatalities in 2014 were due to a fall. The unfortunate reality of this statistic is that with the […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
And what you can do to prevent them! Just how common are construction related injuries? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, last year, of the 4,679 Occupational related injuries 879 of them were construction related. In other words, out of every industry — from manufacturing to mining — construction accounted for more than 18% […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
There is a reason that trenching is considered one of the most hazardous of all construction operations. Trench failures can happen suddenly, without warning, leaving workers with little – if any – time to get out of the way. And while a small amount of dirt may not seem like a big threat, as little […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Scaffolding is a dangerous but necessary part of construction labor. In fact, an estimated 2.3 million construction workers are on scaffolds on a regular basis. Every worker on a scaffold should have had scaffold-specific construction safety training. But, even if they have, it’s important to implement these safety tips on all construction jobsites. It is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Using ladders and stairways is essential to construction work, especially when working on buildings or bridges with heights that need to be reached. Unfortunately, it is estimated that there are 24,882 annual injuries due to falls from ladders and stairways. Over half of these injuries required construction workers to take time off. With the labor […]Continue Reading... No Comments.