July 2019 Archives
Few things are more frightening for construction workers than getting caught in a trench collapse. It's a very sudden accident, it can absolutely be fatal and it may be difficult or even impossible for workers on the surface to render assistance after the collapse takes place.
Do you ever think, as you pass a semitruck on the interstate or the highway, that it's really quite dangerous to drive around such large vehicles? Just a few seconds next to one shows you how small your vehicle really is, and it makes you feel vulnerable.
You want to start riding a motorcycle, but you're not sure where to begin. What bike should you get? This is brand new for you, and you know there's going to be a learning curve.
Have you ever nodded off in class or at work? You're fighting fatigue, feeling like you're zoning out, and suddenly you jerk your head up as you wake up. You didn't fall asleep for long -- just a second or two -- but it's still a very strange and disconcerting event. This is called microsleep.
Your spouse gets into a car accident on the way home from work. By the time you get the call, they're already in the hospital.
Every day, construction workers in the U.S. face numerous safety and workplace hazards. The inherent risks associated with working at construction sites has resulted in the construction industry consistently being ranked among the most dangerous.