Construction Industry Safety


According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation on any given day. Due to a variety of hazards that are present in working on a construction site, the fatal injury rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average of all industries.

This section discusses how to identify the hazards associated with construction work, along with the steps that can be taken to minimize the risk posed by these hazards, to ensure worker safety.

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