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Struck-by incidents in the construction industry: Know the risks

Construction sites are busy and full of potential dangers. One of these dangers is struck-by incidents. In 2013, more than 17,100 construction workers were injured – and 84 workers died – in struck-by incidents, according to the 2016 edition of the chartbook “Injury Facts,” produced by the National Safety Council.
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Construction safety group updates jobsite safety climate workbook

Silver Spring, MD – Noting that partnerships between construction management and employees “are most effective when they exist within a positive safety climate,” the Center for Construction Research and Training, also known as CPWR, has updated its workbook, "Strengthening Jobsite Safety Climate by Using and Improving Leading Indicators."
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New workers, higher risk

Experts say orientation, training are crucial to keeping new workers safe
Research shows that workers who have been on the job for less than one month are more than 3 times as likely to have a lost-time work injury. Experts say orientation and training are crucial to keeping new workers safe.
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Staying safe in construction

As work picks up, construction firms must do their part to keep injuries down
A recent survey shows that more than 70 percent of construction firms expect to add to their workforce in 2016. As the construction market heats up in many sectors, what can employers do to help keep construction workers – particularly new or inexperienced workers – safe?
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