The total number of construction worker deaths have steadily increased the past few years. A very small number of construction deaths are the result of true accidents.
New York City Council passed a new safety bill on how construction illnesses and deaths are reported and what new safety procedures must be adhered to under penalty of fines up to $25,000.
By 2020, American workers 55 years or older will increase by almost 10 million, or at a rate of 33.5%. Productive aging involves providing a safe and healthy work environment for workers of all ages.
Workers’ Memorial Day is observed every year on April 28. It is a day to honor those workers who have died on the job.
An investigation by OSHA found that their employer, Atlantic Drain Service Co. Inc., failed to provide basic safeguards against collapse and did not train its employees to recognize and avoid cave-in and other hazards.
Workers Memorial Day is coming up on April 28. Read what your local can do to recognize this important day.
Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015 .
Whether you’re driving in your neighborhood or on a busy highway, making responsible choices in work zones is essential. National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 3-7) is an annual opportunity for motorists to evaluate their driving habits just in time for the busy spring and summer construction season.
On average, a non-fatal injury crash at work that involves distraction costs an employer $72,442. The National Safety Council states that the leading cause of workplace death is motor vehicle crashes, and estimates one-quarter of those crashes involve cell phone use.
OSHA has rolled out its “Safe and Sound Campaign” initiative, which asks employers to review their safety programs and identify areas for improvement, according to the agency.