Construction Safety Week kicks off

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Do you have a culture of safety at your company?

May 7-11 is Construction Safety Week, and the industry is shining a spotlight on the dangers to workers and how companies can run safe job sites.

Nearly 20% of all fatal workplace injuries in 2016 were among construction workers. In the private industry, over 9% of nonfatal injuries were to construction workers.

The most common injury, according to 2016 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is contact with equipment or objects on a job site. Over a third of workers suffered a nonfatal injury this way.

However, when it comes to workplace deaths, falls are the leading cause of fatal accidents among construction workers. Nearly 38% of worker deaths were due to a fall to a lower level or a serious fall on the same level.

Colorado Builder will cover various safety events this week to help builders understand safety issues and create a culture of safety among their employees. Check out these articles for more on safety in construction, and bookmark this page to easily find updated content throughout the week.

 

Danielle Andrus

Danielle Andrus is the managing editor of Colorado Builder. She can be reached at [email protected].

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