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.
In this month’s edition of “What’s Trending in Construction,” we’re focusing on construction sectors that are seeing major growth and success in spite of the current climate.
Let’s be honest, we’ve all persevered through the less-than-fun task of creating construction administrative submittals, such as Accident Prevention Plans, Quality Control Plans, and Environmental Protection Plans, along with all of the other more specialized plans.
According to over 65% of respondents in a recent poll of construction companies, paperwork redundancy was the number one problem facing the industry.
In late 2019, the outlook for 2020 for the construction industry nationally was positive, although with a much slower expected growth rate.