The Fatal 4 Construction Injuries
What number can you put in your “___ Days Accident Free” sign? Construction accidents happen more frequently than commonly believed. Carelessness, violations, and corners cut can lead to severe injuries and even death. So, it is necessary that safety standards are met and upheld with diligence in your workplace. Do not subject your employees to danger while on the job!
According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), of the 4,674 workplace deaths in 2017, about 20 percent took place in construction. Their added exposure to hazards puts these employees at higher risk for injury. So, if you’re staff is involved in construction or any other sort of physical labor, make sure to take special precautions.
While OSHA serves to protect workers by providing guidelines for their optimized safety, oftentimes these standards are violated, resulting in serious injury or death. These are among the most-frequently unenforced OSHA standards recorded in 2018 for construction workers.
If you employ construction workers or those whose role requires physical labor, it is necessary that you implement the adherence to OSHA regulations. Keep your staff safe and avoid liability for their injuries. And if you or a loved one has been involved in a workplace accident, do not hesitate to reach out to us at Peach and Weathers Law Firm for expert legal guidance and counsel.