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Construction’s Fatal Four

4 min read Construction sites pose many risks to employees ranging from contact with dangerous equipment to lifting heavy materials. It’s no surprise then that 19.3 percent of fatal workplace accidents in 2012 (806 of 4175) occurred in the construction industry. While fatal accidents can happen in a variety of situations, more than half of these accidents at construction … Read more

Ladder Safety Precautions

ladder safety, construction

3 min read Fall prevention at construction worksites should receive a lot of attention, as 279 out of 806 fatalities at construction sites in 2012 were the result of falls. That is a significant number of preventable accidents. While falls from large heights are dangerous and do cause fatal injuries, training employees in the appropriate use of ladders can … Read more

Use Tools Safely

tools, hand tools

2 min read Construction sites are filled with tools. Workers use hand tools like hammers, screwdrivers and wrenches all the time. They use power tools like drills and chainsaws on a regular basis, too. Tools may seem pretty straightforward, but you shouldn’t assume that everyone understands how to use tools properly and safely. (A recent survey even found … Read more