Types of Construction Accidents in Warmer Weather

The construction industry is the third most dangerous profession in the United States, claiming close to 800 lives each year and resulting in thousands of serious injuries. Changes in the weather from spring to summer bring even more safety concerns to these workers. The risk of serious injury for construction workers increases as the warmer weather arrives. As temperatures rise between May and September, so do the number of injuries and fatalities in the construction industry. The most common types[…] Read More

National Work Zone Awareness Week

As we approach National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW), which takes place from April 8 to 12, we bring our attention to the millions of workers who tend to emergencies, repair our highways and infrastructure, and enforce the law on roadways throughout the country. These men and women are not only exposed to the elements, but they are also at the mercy of drivers operating vehicles around them. Efforts among a dozen different agencies, including the National Highway Traffic Safety[…] Read More

Construction Worker Fatigue

Workers in some of the highest-risk occupations experience frequent fatigue on the job, according to a report by the National Safety Council (NSC). The subjects polled included construction workers and others employed in utility, manufacturing and the transportation industries. The report, Fatigue in Safety-Critical Industries: Impact, Risks and Recommendations, also surveyed employers, and the data shows that a significant majority of these respondents are tired at work. More concerning is the fact that fatigue can lead to safety-related incidents on[…] Read More

Construction Safety Tips for Cold Weather

The cold weather does not keep many construction workers from doing their job, even when the temperature dips into the single digits and snow begins to fall. Working outdoors in winter weather comes with unique risks that require specific safety precautions to prevent serious weather-related injuries and fatalities. Winter weather creates a host of potential safety hazards at the construction site. Some of those include: Disabled vehicles: Construction vehicles that are not properly maintained and weather-proofed can malfunction or break[…] Read More

Construction is a Dangerous Business

Construction workers face real risks every day when they are on job sites. Some can even be fatal. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately one out of every five fatal injures experienced in workplaces happen to construction workers. Companies that employ these individuals share a responsibility with the workers to be aware of these hazards and take steps to prevent them. OSHA reports that three out of five fatal construction injuries are caused by falls, electrocution,[…] Read More