No matter the type of construction worksite, from residential to commercial to industrial, construction workers are likely to encounter hazards each day while they are on the job. That’s why it’s imperative to take proper measures to help prevent injuries and fatalities. And it’s not just worker wellbeing that is at risk from worksite dangers – when workers are out from injuries sustained on the job, business outcomes can be compromised for on-time and on-budget project execution.
According to the National Safety Council, in 2021, construction was the industry with the largest number of preventable fatal injuries. Simply put, the key to helping keep workers safe is to avoid injuries in the first place. That begins with establishing cultural guidelines within organizations that help workers make the right decisions while on the job.