Construction Safety Pocket Guide

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: November 17th, 2011

Retrieved from: Occupational Safety & Health Administration


Nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation on any given day. The fatal injury rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average in this category for all industries.
Potential hazards for workers in construction include:
• Falls (from heights);
• Trench collapse;
• Scaffold collapse;
• Electric shock and arc flash/arc blast;
• Failure to use proper personal protective
equipment; and
• Repetitive motion injuries.