Did you know that in the construction industry, falls are the leading cause of fatality? As a result, more and more companies are adding fall protection programs and fall protection systems, and implementing fall protection training into their construction safety training programs.
In 2011, a whopping 4,209 workers were killed on the job. Companies certainly hate losing workers, both to injury and death, and as such, construction safety is something every construction company takes incredibly seriously. As a result, for lifting heavy loads, construction companies use chain hoists, typically by drums or lift wheels. Since falls kill so many people, crane safety is just as important, as is using all types of heavy machinery that lift things off the ground.
In addition, for any construction job, hard hats and steel toe boots are absolutely necessary. However, construction accidents often occur because of faulty and substandard equipment. As such, during any construction safety training courses or exercises, workers should check to ensure that all equipment is working properly and all workers are knowledgeable as to the proper safety practices.
When workers know how to be safe and are constantly prepared for danger, your company can limit accidents. Limiting accidents saves the company money in workers compensation costs and by maximizing profitability because work has no cessations for injury. Plus, no one wants anyone to get hurt at work.