Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 320 of the 1,008 construction fatalities in 2018 were caused by falls from elevation.
Let’s face it: construction workers are a tough breed. Long hours, cold, rain, and the occasional smashed finger are all just part of the job.
As construction resumes throughout the country, new protocols for the safety of workers are being implemented on job sites and in offices in what, arguably, is the greatest unified safety operation ever.
COVID-19 has shaken our economy and our way of life as we know it. Never in modern history has a health crisis emerged so quickly and so close to home.
As the construction industry faces what could be considered its worst crisis in history, it has been uplifting to watch the industry work in unison.