of all workplace fatalities
occurred in construction in the U.S. in 2019
reported by U.S. construction companies in 2019
of productivity were lost
due to injuries/illnesses in the U.S. in 2019
of all injuries
are avoidable, according to the Construction Industry Institute
Jobsite safety challenges
Companies face bigger, more complicated projects; new working methods, technologies and materials; fewer skilled workers; and tighter deadlines that demand higher productivity. How can they identify and reduce safety issues?
The root causes of most injuries and illnesses
Includes human error or risky and reckless behavior
Includes damaged or poorly maintained equipment
Includes inadequate training, planning and management
Includes inappropriate or hazardous working conditions
Work-related injuries and illnesses hurt not just people but also bottom lines.
Unsafe working conditions increase downtime and make jobsites unappealing to young workers, which doesn’t help alleviate the industry’s high turnover rate (20%) and worker shortfall (430,000 in 2021).
Changing Safety Culture
When CEOs lead, safety follows
The safest businesses are led by those who demonstrate a commitment to safety culture. That means implementing worker-led activities such as near-miss analyses, inspections and establishing KPIs for measuring safety.
Managers can also lead by adopting a health and safety strategy that takes advantage of technology.
Investing in products and services that help reduce risk is a proactive approach that can also keep companies a few steps ahead of regulators.
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