The concept of safety in the construction industry may call to mind the physical dangers of the worksite. After all, those in construction are routinely operating heavy equipment, working with electricity, moving materials and using powerful tools, often high above the ground. It’s a physically demanding vocation that combines a high level of skill with often back-breaking work.
With these inherent risks, accidents on constructions sites are, unfortunately, not uncommon. In fact, construction accounts for almost 20% of all workplace injuries, illness and fatalities—a sobering statistic. This is why a culture of safety is so important in the construction