image credit: Adobe Stock

If industry safety numbers are murky, how can construction companies measure improvement?

February 27, 2023


After months analyzing OSHA’s safety data, Construction Dive’s findings are discouraging: The death rate for U.S. construction workers has flatlined for at least a decade. Injury rates from the four most common hazards also haven’t declined. And OSHA’s program for serial offenders hasn’t snagged all of the worst contractors in commercial or residential construction.

Moreover, the quality and value of OSHA data for initial violations are widely criticized by the industry, citing lag times and the frequency that citations and fines are challenged, and later reduced or erased. OSHA could not provide final figures for the total amount of citations that were resolved or paid.

Read More on Construction Dive