Accidents at construction sites can be a major problem for both employees and companies. Incidents can lead to serious injury and even death at all types of locations. Throughout the history of construction, many best practices for safety have been developed. It's important for both workers and their employers to consider all the ways they can mitigate risks on the job site. When everyone is aware and involved, the chance of accidents occurring will go down.
Construction workers in New Jersey should be familiar with the top safety hazards in their industry. Though construction workers make up 6 percent of the U.S. population, construction injuries account for 20 percent of all injuries among private sector employees. The following are the top five causes of construction site accidents.
Construction workers i may be interested to know that on June 20, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a proposal to postpone the enforcement date of its crane operator certification mandate to Nov. 10, 2018. OSHA also requested an extension to the same date for the existing requirement for employers to make sure that crane operators are able to safely operate equipment.
According to sources, a construction site accident in Hanover killed two workers. The accident happened on Feb. 18 when the workers were reportedly lifting a generator into place using a crane and straps.
According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, during 2013, 294 workers within the construction industry succumbed to fatal fall injuries. The agency estimates that thousands of construction workers are injured each year in fall accidents making falls the number one safety threat for construction workers.