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Safety News You Need: Construction Safety

Jul 10, 2020

In 2018, the construction industry had the highest number of fatal workMan on a construction site looking at a blueprint injuries of any industry sector, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This week’s Safety News You Need provides resources to help you protect workers from the many hazards they face on construction sites.

  • From working at height to electrical hazards to trenching hazards and beyond, construction workers face many risks that are unique to their industry. This OSHA guide offers insight into the different types of hazards workers face on the job and highlights solutions you can implement to help keep them safe. Learn more
  • A recent NIOSH study found that along with the hazards construction workers face on the jobsite, they also are more likely to engage in other behaviors that endanger their health. Learn the signs to watch for and understand steps you can take to improve workers’ health. Read more
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, construction employers must be sure their workers know how to prevent the spread of the virus and they must enact measures to protect both workers and the public. These tips can help you create a more sanitary worksite and institute effective prevention controls. Read more
  • Falls from height are the leading cause of fatalities in construction. Learn about the different fall protection systems you can implement on your jobsite and the level of protection each provides. Read more

Click here to view all of ASSP's construction safety resources


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