These construction injury statistics can help you pinpoint where your projects may need further safeguards.
You already know that the construction industry brings with it a unique set of risks. Do you know what to do about them, though? To help you keep your job sites safe, we’ve laid out some construction injury statistics and what you can do make sure you don’t become another stat.
- 60 percent of job site injuries happen during an individual’s first year of work in the construction industry, per the Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Make sure your new hires are properly trained and have shadowing opportunities before you set them loose on the job site. Also, make sure the new risks a new project brings are addressed.
- 15.7 percent of all construction fatalities come from the simple issue of exposure, the Center for Construction Research and Training reports.
- Equip your workers with the proper protective gear and instruct them on how to avoid harmful substances. Also, schedule work hours to avoid extreme temperatures.
- According to OSHA, over the course of the year, one out of every ten construction workers will suffer come kind of injury.
- Train your staff on workplace risk management. Identify risks specific to each job site, and take steps to mitigate them.
- The Center for Construction Research and Training reports that falls are the top cause of fatal construction accidents. Even so, improper fall protection is the top citation from OSHA!
- Double check your fall protection! To ensure your staff doesn’t get lazy about following proper procedures, impromptu check-ins are a good idea.
Even as you work to make sure you don’t become another set of construction injury statistics, you know that accidents happen. That’s where wrap-up insurance comes in. Contact Nahai Insurance Services to learn how you can protect the project owners, contractors, and subcontractors under a single policy.