Items Tagged with 'Construction worker safety'

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FEAR OF REPORTING

Speaking up

Researchers examine why workers fail to report hazards and injuries, and say supervisors are the solution
What prevents workers from speaking up about safety concerns? Two recent studies asked workers why they won’t report injuries and hazards – and examined the role supervisors play.
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Watch your step

Work-related falls can result in severe injuries and death. According to the National Safety Council, falls to a lower level were the second leading cause of workplace fatalities in 2009, behind highway crashes.
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Designing safety

Prevention through Design is gaining traction, but widespread implementation may still be years away
NIOSH and other safety experts tout the benefits of Prevention through Design, a method used to integrate safety into every aspect of a process, product or facility during the design stage. So why hasn’t it become a common practice?
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Overhead work

Certain job tasks on a construction site, such as drilling, driving fasteners or finishing drywall, may require workers to raise one or both of their arms above their shoulders.
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