Construction sites are the busy place and some times they can be often considered as dangerous places as accidents occur while working at construction sites. The OSHA ( Occupational safety and health administration) has imposed certain rules that must be followed by every construction site in order to reduce the risks of injuries.
The infograph below will give clear information about the common injury risks associated with construction sites:
Falls from certain height will make up 1/3 rd of injuries related to construction site and this accident occurs due to unsecured scaff folding and unsecured ladders etc.
Exposure to high voltage power lines can easily lead to death of the person, faulty power tools or leads can result in electrocution injury.
Usually construction places are full of harmful chemicals which can cause dreadful diseases on inhalation or sometimes they can create fire explosions.
Back injuries due to heavy and incorrect lifting are most common at construction sites. Most of RSI injuries are common for the workers due to their repetitive work.
The other common injury risks are heavy equipment injury, explosions, falling object and trenching accidents.