It shouldn’t come as a shock to say that construction sites are hazardous places to be. This goes for bystanders as well as highly-trained workers. In fact, in terms of frequency of accidents, only the agricultural sector beats construction work.
The largest danger that construction workers face on site is injury from falls. According to OSHA and Bureau of Labor statistics, there were a total of 796 fatalities in the construction industry in 2013, and falls accounted for 294 of these. The worst thing about these statistics is that deaths from falling are almost entirely preventable if site managers follow a basic three-level plan.
OSHA has unveiled a nationwide campaign of outreach to help build awareness about the hazards workers face from ladders, roofs and scaffolds. This page allows access to educational resources involving the prevention of injury from falls. The three steps that must be improved and followed to avoid these injuries are Plan, Provide and Train. Read more