The construction industry is dangerous. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states construction constitutes only four to five percent of all work in the United States each year. But more than 20 percent of all workplace fatalities occur in the construction environment. That’s one out of every five worker deaths.
To prevent workplace injuries, including fatalities, companies establish comprehensive health and safety plans and rigorous management systems. These plans include everything from training regimens to work procedures to safety rules and more. The intent is that if these guidelines are followed, injuries won’t happen.