Tag: Construction Safety Education

Mississippi Construction Contractors, Stay Safe Out There!

Construction site accidents cost builders and contractors both time and money, as well as, damaging your reputation with clients and employees. Construction workers engage in many activities that may expose them to serious hazards, such as excavation cave-ins, unguarded machinery, being struck by heavy construction equipment, and electrocutions. OSHA safety standards are designed to reduce on-the-job injuries; health standards to limit workers’ risk of developing an occupational disease.

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No Construction Company Is Immune To Workplace Hazards, Vermont Building Contractors Are No Exception

The construction industry contributes close to 4% of America’s workforce.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there were 1034 construction workplace fatalities in 2016. We’ve all heard horror stories of workplace catastrophes, injuries and near death experiences on the job site.  There are four major causes of construction fatalities, falls, electrocution, being struck by an object and getting caught in between or inside a piece of equipment or an object at the job site.  Although we do our best, accidents and injuries do happen. One can only imagine the pain and suffering that could have been avoided had there been appropriate safety procedures and staff training in place. Safety should always be at the forefront of everyone’s mind while on the job.

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