The world is fixated on the coronavirus outbreak — but is it really that bad? There is a life-threatening element to this new virus. It causes the disease COVID-19 and can affect important organ systems in both healthy and vulnerable patients. The many unknowns around the illness are leading to a stock market slump and less demand for new work.
It’s no secret that construction is dangerous work. That’s way safety should always be the top priority on every jobsite. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Data and the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, workers in the construction industry suffered nearly 200,000 nonfatal injuries and over 1,000 fatal injuries in 2018.
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No matter which construction site you visit or what the job entails, there are going to be plenty of potential hazards to be found. It’s just part of the job, frankly, and those working on construction sites get used to it. However, even a minor accident can easily result in extensive, expensive damages, not to mention the potential for workplace injury.
One in five Americans struggles with a mental health condition. Society has created a schema of those at risk for psychiatric disorders— women, teenagers, abuse victims and so on. It's not unusual for this schema to give less regard to men — even with changing mental health initiatives — because many people assume men are stronger and less vulnerable to mental health struggles.
We’ve compiled the list of Top 10 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards for Construction for fiscal year 2019 (October 2018 through September 2019) which saw a newcomer make the list and another drop out of the top 10 last year.
As a construction worker, you can get so comfortable with your daily routine that it's easy to forget the risks associated on the jobsite. In high-risk jobs, like construction, becoming numb to the inherent dangers of the jobs can prove to be fatal.