Poor Sleep Leads to Injury at Construction Sites

Recent studies indicate there is a direct connection between a poor night’s sleep and an increased risk of being injured at work. For workers in the construction industry, fatigue-induced accidents can be especially dangerous. Workers who suffer from lack of quality sleep can experience inattention and memory lapses placing their safety at risk. Without proper restorative sleep, individuals often show signs of cognitive failure, including poor decision-making skills, slower reaction times, an inability to deal with workplace stressors, and impaired[…] Read More

Slip and Falls on Construction Sites

 Slip and fall accidents make up most construction worker injuries, resulting in 50 percent more missed days of work than any other injury. There are many factors that can lead to a slip and fall, and the injuries caused range from minor to life threatening. If you or someone you know was injured in a slip and fall accident on the job, you may be eligible for compensation. Workplace accidents are usually caused by dangerous work site conditions. Slip and[…] Read More

Construction Site Safety

Construction is a high-pressure industry, with employees and administrators dealing with constant deadlines and tight budgets. These factors along with on-site hazards, such as scaffolding, power tools, electrical problems, and bad weather, led to over 5,100 worker deaths in 2017. Construction insiders may be familiar with the Fatal Four, which are the top causes for private sector construction worker fatalities. Reported by the U.S. Department of Labor, these include: Falls Being struck by an object Electrocutions Caught in/between accidents Every[…] Read More