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The long-term ramifications of head injuries at construction jobs

March 16, 2023


Between 2003 and 2010, a total of 2,210 construction workers died due to traumatic brain injuries. The construction industry in particular faces a high risk of traumatic brain injuries, and sees higher rates of both fatal and non-fatal traumatic brain injuries than any other industry.1

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) requires that hard hats and head protection be used for workers at risk of head injuries on the job. Yet despite growing awareness of the need for job site safety, construction workers will always be exposed to a certain level of risk.

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