Proactive Measures To Implement To Boost Site Safety

Despite initiatives like STEP, some construction industry safety organizations have reported distressing safety statistics recently.

During the last few months, the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) found construction-site safety lacking in a few areas. Most recently, the CPWR determined that the number of fatal construction caught-in and caught-between injuries increased 33% from 2011 to 2015, which was more than the overall 26% increase in construction fatalities for that same period.

The center said 67% of those who died were killed by falling materials. Ironworkers, older workers and those under 20 years of age were most likely to die in caught-in/between incidents.

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