Accidents in the construction industry top the most-cited OSHA violations list year after year. Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs, so safety must be a top priority.
Safety is increasingly viewed and acted upon as a corporate strategic initiative. The attitude is that safety in the construction industry needs to be the concern of everyone from top management to workers on the job. For some organizations, safety records have been a part of the qualification process or bid evaluation for decades. And in many cases project safety is part of calculating performance bonuses.