Construction workers continue to face some of the highest risks when it comes to injuries in the workplace. One of the most concerning involves traumatic brain injuries (TBI), often caused by falls and being struck by moving vehicles.
The injury rate was twice as high among workers age 24 and younger than it was among those ages 45 and older. However, workers over the age of 50 more often experienced serious injuries and had a higher proportion of falls resulting in fractures.
The first staging of the Occupational Safety + Health Exhibition INOS+H Expo will be held at the Vigyan Bhavan exhibition center in New Delhi from March 15 – 17, 2017. Organized by Messe Düsseldorf and its subsidiary Messe Düsseldorf India, the event will run concurrently with the International Vision Zero Conference on safety at the workplace organized by the Directorate General, Factory Advice Service & Labor Institutes (DGFASLI) and the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV).
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), OSHA and partners like ASSE and AIHA are encouraging employers to hold special activities during June 12-18, designated as Safe + Sound Week. The event is a nationwide effort to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs among workplaces.
An accident last week that claimed the life of a worker in Wayne, New Jersey is under investigation.
According to news reports, a motorist called 911 after being flagged down by workers employed by a landscaping company.
The California Highway Patrol is looking into the inspection history of the dump truck that backed over and killed a construction employee and pinned his co-worker on Highway 17 near Scotts Valley in Santa Cruz County, a tragedy that has devastated their employer, one of California’s oldest and largest construction companies.
Not long ago, a cable installer in Texas was climbing a ladder to work on some overhead lines. To waterproof the cable splices, he and his colleague used a silicone-based product, which left residue on the gloves, and the ladder rungs. As the worker descended the ladder, he slipped on the slick rungs and fell more than 13 feet, hitting the concrete below headfirst – a fatal injury.
Two workers were rushed to the hospital after an accident at a Brightline construction site in Miami.
Miami Department of Fire-Rescue officials were called to a Metromover car near Northwest First Avenue and Northwest Fifth Street just before 1 a.m. They found that one person fell from a nearby crane boom, while another was left dangling from a ledge.