The construction industry encompasses the building, repair and renovation of houses, roads, office towers and power plants, as well as weatherization of buildings. More than one in five – 22 percent – of all fatal job-related injuries in the U.S. is in construction.
The top four causes of construction fatalities are are: falls; "struck by" equipment, machinery or other moving objects; "caught in/between" such as in unprotected trenches; and electrocution.
Resources on Construction Hazards:
NYCOSH Resources on Asbestos
Chemical Hazards at Brownfield Sites
Confined Spaces - Deadly Spaces, Bulletin from WorkSafe BC
Confined Space - Where to Find Information in the OSHA StandardElectrical HazardsNYCOSH Resources on ElectricityExcavation HazardsExcavation Safety AFSCMEFall HazardsFall Protection Misconceptions and MythsFall Hazards, NYCOSH Fact Sheet