By Tara Gibson - January 28, 2020
Worker safety is extremely important to businesses across the country, especially if you’re in the business of construction. Why? This field typically see the most workplace injuries and unfortunately deaths. Construction workers are exposed to many dangerous situations on the job when compared to the average desk position, including high heights and hazardous equipment. Out of 4,779 worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2018, 1,008 or 21.1% were in construction — that is, one in five worker deaths in 2018 were in construction, according to OSHA.
According to EHS Today, each day on average two construction workers die of work-related injuries. What is known to the construction industry as the “Fatal Four”, OSHA breaks down the leading causes of worker deaths in construction which accounted for over half of construction worker deaths in 2018. By eliminating the Fatal Four, almost 600 workers’ lives in the United States would be saved in every year.
EHS Today provides this important infographic with accidents statistics from Wilson Kehoe Winingham LLC below:
As smartphones are now the new norm, and apps range from mobile banking to realty to social media, we decided to break down some of the top health and safety apps that could be extremely beneficial to those working in construction.
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Tara is a Marketing Coordinator on the Rave Mobile Safety marketing team. She loves writing about all things K-12, State & Local, Higher Ed, Corporate, and Healthcare, and manages the Rave social media channels. When she's not working, she's taking care of her smiley, shoe eating, Instagram-famous fur baby, Enzo!
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