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  • Advances in Fall Protection Systems

    Falls are the leading cause of worker fatalities in the construction industry, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Fall protection systems can make a huge difference in reducing fatalities as well as serious work-related fall injuries. Although these systems are widely available, some employers fail to provide their workers with adequate fall[…]


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    How Serious is the Labor Shortage in the Construction Industry?

    Construction workers risk injury whenever they are on a jobsite. However, during a labor shortage, the risk of injury rises. The post-pandemic economy of 2021 has resulted in labor shortages in various sectors of the economy, including in the construction industry. Employers are still responsible for maintaining a safe workplace, even during labor shortages. Employees[…]


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    Construction Deaths Reach Highest Level in Nine Years

    According to a recent report from The Center for Construction Training and Research (CPWR), construction deaths rose by more than 41% between 2011 and 2019. By 2019, the number of on-the-job fatalities were the highest they had been in nine years. The disturbing jump in deadly injuries is particularly striking among older workers and Hispanic[…]


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    How Dangerous are Falls from Lower Heights?

    It is well known that roofers, construction workers, and other employees who perform tasks at high heights risk serious personal injuries from falling. However, falls from lower heights can be extremely dangerous as well, resulting in painful medical conditions that may prevent workers from earning a living in their chosen profession. Defective or unsafe stairways,[…]


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    What Types of Electrical Injuries Occur on Construction Sites?

    Every year, nearly 1,000 people in the United States suffer fatal injuries due to electrical injuries. In adults, electrical injuries mostly occur at work. Electrical injuries are the third leading cause of fatalities among construction workers. The types of construction accidents involving electrical injuries include the following: Flash burns caused by an arc flash Burns[…]


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