Summary: Each year, over 100,000 injuries and deaths can be attributed to work-related falls. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s 2016 report, falls are the number one cause of fatalities in the workplace. Companies spend billions (yes, billions) of dollars on increased insurance premiums, workers’ compensation claims, product liability costs, and other related expenses every year. So what can you do to ensure fall safety in your workplace?
Summary: Every year more than 4,500 workers are killed on the job and about three million workers are injured. In 2016, 21.4% of those fatalities were in construction. That means one out of five worker deaths were in construction.