Overlooked work safety practices that lead to falls

March 7, 2019


According to OSHA, one in five deaths in 2017 were in construction with what it calls the “Fatal Four.” These are accidents in construction caused by falls, being struck by objects, electrocution, and caught-in/between.

The first overlooked worksite safety practice is awareness. If employees are not made aware of the dangers they face in the workplace, the burden falls on management to ensure they do.

The next issue is managing stress, which might not be obvious at first glance, but it is extremely relevant in dangerous environments. Being hyperaware can make workers feel stressed.

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