Background

HEALTH & SAFETY

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Scaffolding

About 2.3 million construction workers frequently work on scaffolds. Protecting these workers from scaffold-related accidents would prevent an estimated 4,500 injuries and 50 fatalities each year

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Fall Protection

Each year, falls consistently account for the greatest number of fatalities in the construction industry. A number of factors are often involved in falls, including unstable working surfaces.

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Stairways

Slips, trips and falls on stairways are a major source of injuries and fatalities among construction workers.

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Cranes

Significant and serious injuries may occur if cranes are not inspected before use and if they are not used properly.

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FOLKLIFT

Approximately 100 employees are fatally injured and approximately 95,000 employees are injured every year.

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Hazard Communication

Failure to recognize the hazards associated with chemicals can cause chemical burns, respiratory problems, fires and explosions.

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