There are plenty of obvious dangers on construction sites, such as falling from ladders, being injured by falling objects, or being electrocuted by uninsulated wires. However, one surprising source of injury on construction sites are cave-ins, which results in hundreds of injuries every single year. Here are some of the biggest reasons that cave-ins occur on construction sites:
While there are countless reasons that construction accidents happen, one of the more common contributors to accidents is a lack of proper maintenance. Poorly maintained equipment can make accidents of all types more likely, from falls to electrocution to cave-ins. But what does it mean for equipment to be poorly maintained, and how does that lead to construction accidents?
Motor vehicle accidents are a constant source of potential harm, with tens of thousands of people injured across New York State every year due to auto accidents. While the vast majority of these happen on open roads or highways, a surprising number occur in workplaces, particularly on construction sites. But what is it about construction sites that leads to so many vehicular accidents?
Struck-by accidents are the second biggest cause of workplace accidents, and the second biggest cause of construction-related fatalities, immediately after falling accidents. These shockingly common accidents can potentially cause severe injuries, which may require emergency medical attention and, in some cases, can result in long-term medical issues. Here are five common causes associated with struck-by accidents, which should be avoided or mitigated as much as possible:
Electrocution is the fourth leading cause of accidental injury in workplaces across the United States. This type of injury is especially prevalent in the construction industry, but they can potentially happen anywhere that workers use electrical equipment. But why are there so many electrocutions in the workplace in the first place? Here are five of the biggest contributors to workplace electrocutions:
There is no industry more dangerous to its own workers than construction. Statistically speaking, construction workers are about six times more likely to be involved in an on-the-job accident than the average worker, making it the deadliest profession in America. But what makes the construction industry so dangerous, compared to almost every other type of job?
Every worker should be able to do their jobs without undue risk of harm in their workplace. Unfortunately, some employers will not do what they are supposed to do, neglecting or ignoring safety regulations that are intended to prevent accidental injury. Identifying and addressing these safety concerns is crucial to keeping workers safe in the workplace. Here are five signs to look out for that may signal an unsafe workplace: Continue reading “Seven Signs of an Unsafe Workplace”
As more people return to the workplace after the coronavirus pandemic, there is a greater focus on keeping safe in the workplace. Even without COVID-related concerns, though, work environments often pose a high risk of potential injury for employees. Here are five things you should keep in mind when you are looking to keep yourself safe in the post-COVID-19 workplace: Continue reading “Keeping Yourself Safe in the Workplace”
In terms of sheer numbers, no industry has more on-the-job accidents than construction. In New York City, for example, construction workers account for only 5% of the workforce, but more than 25% of all workplace accidents. Of those, here are the five most common injuries seen among construction workers: Continue reading “Five Common Types of Injuries Seen in Construction Accidents”
Every year, thousands of people across New York are injured or sickened as a result of their jobs. While the unique hazard of COVID-19 has made many jobs more dangerous, the fact is that some of the most dangerous jobs have been that way for a very long time. Here are seven of the most dangerous professions in New York, based on the rate of on-the-job illness and injury: Continue reading “Seven of the Most Dangerous Professions in New York”