Construction work is one of the most in-demand industries in the United States. Everything from big buildings to sewers underneath the ground require the skills, experience, and manpower of construction workers to accomplish projects. Unfortunately, these workers also work in one of the most dangerous industries there are.
Day in and day out, construction workers are exposed to dangers that pose significant risks to life and limb. In fact, among 3,945 work-related fatalities in 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration estimate that more than 20% of those happened among construction workers. Of those, more than 56% was determined to be consequences of four main safety hazards, also dubbed the “Fatal Four.”
If you work in the construction industry, then you already know that accidents are part and parcel of the job. While California’s laws do afford protection to those engaged in construction work, no amount of regulations can prevent accidents that come as a result of working with heavy machinery, electricity, power tools, and challenging environments. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2kT5Gum