From commercial to small-scale residential, construction sites can be dangerous places. Although contractors do all they can to avoid injuries and inform workers about safety precautions, accidents still happen.
With jobsite safety in mind, here are some common construction site injuries and what you can do to keep your site safe:
Construction Site Injuries in the U.S.
No matter how safe you think your construction site is, accidents are inevitable.
Injuries and fatalities at construction sites are on the rise all across the United States.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, roughly 150,000 jobsite injuries occur nationwide each year.
With 130 million construction workers on the job at any given time, this number is likely to rise. Of the construction site injuries that take place each year, nearly 5,000 are fatal.
In order to avoid injuries and fatalities at your jobsite, there are some common accidents you can watch out for.
Common Accidents on the Construction Site
Taking a proactive approach to safety on the jobsite will help keep your workers safe.
That's why it's important to be aware of common accidents that could occur at your jobsite. After all, accident awareness is the key to prevention.
Among the things to look for:
Construction Site Accident Prevention
Now that you have a better understanding of some of the injuries that take place in construction, you can take the right preventative measures.
Here are just a few ways to avoid accidents at your jobsite:
If you don't want your construction site to be an accident waiting to happen, then put the safety pointers above to good use.
Adam Groff is a freelance writer and creator of content. He writes on a variety of topics including construction and job site safety.