The duties of construction workers are often laborious and extremely physically demanding. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the industry suffers from a higher than average rate of work-related injuries and fatalities. The use of heavy machinery, power tools, and other equipment along with the likelihood of working at heights, in trenches or nearby electrical hazards all contribute to this unfortunate fact.
Safety Tips for Construction Workers
The dangers of working in construction make it increasingly important for every worker to understand the safety procedures and rules regarding the specific work they will be doing. Nationwide statistics indicate that over 10.3 million individuals worked in the construction industry during 2016, and the majority of deaths in this industry were related to falling. Always utilize body harnesses or safety nets to ensure that employees or objects don’t fall. Another serious danger is the potential for a trench collapse. Protective systems can be put in place to protect workers. Always read and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations when using tools or machinery. Accidents are more likely to occur with broken or outdated tools, so stay aware of expiration dates or broken equipment.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is a federal agency dedicated to regulating the safety of construction areas. They have extensive and detailed information about how to safely perform various tasks. It’s crucial that everyone working in the construction business adheres to OSHA’s standards of safety.
How Construction-Related Injury Attorneys Can Help
The attorneys at Lombardi and Lombardi have been helping our clients win favorable outcomes in worker’s compensation claims regarding construction-related accidents since 1975. Our firm can help you recover from any losses you incurred as a result of your work-related accident. Reach out to our team of experts now at 732-564-7165.
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