Falls in Contruction: Leading Edge Work – USDOL

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: November 17th, 2011
Topics: Fall Protection | Platforms | Safety Training | Scaffolding | Slips, Trips and Falls |

Every year in the U.S. more than 800 construction workers die and nearly 137,000 are seriously injured while on the job. Construction workers engage in many activities that may expose them to serious hazards, such as falling from rooftops, unguarded machinery, being struck by heavy construction equipment, electrocutions, silica dust, and asbestos.

This video, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor shows how quickly workers can be injured or killed on the job and are intended to assist those in the industry to identify, reduce, and eliminate construction-related hazards. Presented in clear, easily accessible vocabulary, it shows common construction worksite activities. This video may be used for employer and worker training.