Given enough time, accidents are inevitable unless you’ve taken proactive measures to prevent them. Understanding the hazards which lead to accidents is the first step. The second step is developing and implementing controls to prevent an accident from occurring.

On this page, you will find OSHA and industry publications designed to provide guidance for controlling various construction jobsite exposures. Use this information to develop your safety policies and procedures.

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  • Of the top 3 OSHA cited violations, 2 of them occurred in the construction industry. Fall protection violations ranked number 1 & scaffolding violations ranked number 3.
  • 419 of construction related fatalities occurred from 4 major categories: Falls, Electrocutions, Struck by Objects & Caught-in/between.
  • In 2012, OSHA recorded 3,945 worker fatalities in the U.S., 775 of them occurred in the construction industry.
  • The financial loss for a single claim averages $11,673 per occurence.
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