The list no one wants to top, the industry with the most workplace injuries and deaths. Yet in 2013, one in five workers deaths in the United States (or 20.3 percent) happened in construction, according to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). That amounts to almost 800 avoidable deaths.
Not putting safety first comes at a cost. OSHA ramped up penalty fees. Violations that cause injuries can lead to fines of $7,000. When an employee’s life is lost, violations can become criminal offenses carrying fines up to a million dollars.
This doesn’t even get into the PR cost: with the state of social media and the internet today, that news will spread fast. Safety violations make it difficult to keep getting projects, and keeping your business afloat.
You can have an efficient business and a strong safety culture. In our latest ebook, Your Guide to OSHA’s Construction Safety Regulations, we answer common questions like:
What are the most common cited violations?
How can your business prevent these common hazards?
What methods or tools are available to help you comply?
Download our free guide and discover the tools to improve your business today.
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