There are roughly 150,000 accident injuries at construction sites each year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, making the construction industry a leader in occupational hazards. This industry segment involves a wide range of activities involving new construction, alterations, and repairs that can expose workers to serious hazards. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration reports that the leading causes of worker death on construction sites were falls, followed by “struck by object”, electrocution, and “caught-in/between”, also called the Focus Four Hazards.
The problem is not that the hazards and risks are unknown; it is that they are very difficult to control in a constantly changing work environment. Construction activities typically include using heavy equipment, but the everyday use of such machinery should never create a false sense of security at your worksite. This is dangerous work and proper precautions must be followed by everyone on the site.
With construction season gearing up across the country, now is the time to train your workers. Summit's construction program line-up will teach you and your workers about the risks of working around or operating heavy equipment, and the training needed to keep everyone safe.
Construct safety at your site with Summit's heavy equipment programs and keep your workers out of the statistics.
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