BUILD PROFIT AND REDUCE POTENTIAL CONSTRUCTION INJURIES THIS SUMMER.
by BreAnn Stephenson
he construction phase is ex- citing, but it’s also one of the riskiest times during your project. Minimizing the risk of a severe injury during this phase is key to retaining your profit, and potential- ly, protecting your entire business. Whether you are a do-it-yourself-er, or you hire out the rehab process to an experienced general contractor, you need to be able to recognize common hazards at the worksite so
you can ensure a safe operation and keep production rolling.
in the construction industry each year. OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, states “employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful work- place.” It can be a little confusing as to who needs to comply with OSHA regulations, so if you are unsure about your status under the OSH Act, it is best to consult an attor- ney. Regardless of whether you are required to report any injuries that
COMMONTYPES OF CONSTRUCTION INJURIES The U.S. Board of Labor Statis- tics reported construction as the #1 industry for fatal work injuries in their most recent report (2016). That year, there were 991 fatalities. Nearly 200,000 non-fatal injuries also occur
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