If you are managing a construction company, you are without a doubt concerned about the safety of your crew. Construction accidents are a common occurrence and they happen for a variety of reasons, including some of the tools that workers work with. In fact, worldwide every second more than 10 workers have a work-related accident and there are more than 13 job-related deaths each day in the US alone. With that in mind, you may want to be aware of some key advances in wearable technology that will keep your workers safer and make your crews more effective and efficient.
There are over 53 million people in North America and Europe who work as construction workers. Given the multitude of risks involved in this profession, it is extremely important to take all necessary precautions to minimize the risks of injuries or of other health problems at the job. Construction workers often have to work at dangerous heights, with heavy and dangerous machinery and equipment, as well as with dangerous materials, electricity, toxic gas and other threats. Read 5 basic safety tips for construction workers’ safety and protection in our latest guest blog.
When working on a road construction site, it is easy to get so lost in the work that your safety and the safety of those around you can fall out of focus. However, the truth is road construction is dangerous work. In 2015, there were 700 motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States, which is the equivalent of about 1.9 work zone crashes per day across the country. These crashes not only are a danger to the workers, but also the drivers navigating through the work zones. Luckily, there are ways to decrease the occurrences of these incidents. Find out more in our latest guest blog.
The demands that construction jobs put on workers' feet make it essential to have the right pair of boots. While many things need to be taken into consideration when purchasing work boots, none are more important than safety. Learn about labels and symbols to look out for when picking the right work boots in this guest blog post with information from aboutboot.com
A.H. Harris wants to me sure you're staying as healthy and safe as possible on the jobsite. Make sure you're providing your body with the necessary nutrients and always wearing the proper safety gear.
The US Department of Transport Federal Highway Administration launched their 2016 National Work Zone Awareness campaign. This is a re-blog from the FHWA article.
Even though it may not quite seem so yet, Winter is certainly on the way and now is the time to get prepared.