In 2001, there were 481,400 non-fatal injuries related to construction jobs.
In order to avoid accidents, it’s important to train workers in hazard recognition and the safe use of ladders, scaffolds, fall protection systems, and other equipment. Hard hats and steel toe boots are a basic necessity for safety during any construction job, but there are also other useful pieces of equipment workers can use to make the job safer and easier.
Improper handling of materials is one of the most common causes of injuries on construction sites. Web slings aid in moving materials, safely and effectively, with their 300,000 pound capacity (roughly
When it comes down to it, construction work is among some of the most dangerous work in America. At least 1,000 workers suffer from an injury on the job each year and every injury on site can easily become a fatal one. Still, construction companies do a lot of work to make sure their contractors stay safe; here are three ways companies try to keep their workers on site and out of the ER:
1. They Train Workers to Be Safe