Construction safety education and training are important tools for informing workers and managers about hazards and controls so they can work more safely and be more productive.
Unions offer a safety and health advantage in the construction industry. According to a country-wide study, construction firms that employ at least some union workers are more likely to perform safety best practices and undergo OSHA training than those without any union employees.
Falls are the most common causes of serious work related injuries and deaths. Every year, hundreds of construction workers are killed on the job and more than a third die from falls, the number one cause of accidental deaths in the industry. National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down Week is the time to raise fall hazard awareness and that every injury or death from a fall is preventable with proper training and the use of appropriate fall protection.
Fatigue in the workplace decreases performance and increases the risk of accidents, injuries, and loss of life. Fatigue can be the result of insufficient sleep, prolonged physical or mental activity, and/or disruption of sleep because of irregular shift work. By taking some easy steps towards managing fatigue in the workplace - employers can save millions and even improve the quality of life for all employees.
"Focus Four" training course provides an overview of construction-related hazards: struck by, caught in between, fall protection and electrical safety.