With all of the bad news being reported these days I was pleased to hear some positive news regarding safety and the construction industry. Construction fatalities declined by almost 10 percent between 2009 and 2010 and by almost 40 percent during the past five years. The reduction in serious accidents can be attributed to an industry wide commitment to making safety a priority coupled with improved employee training. According to Associated General Contractors of America director Kevin Cannon employers have began providing workers with information they need to recognize hazards on the job site, and some gather crews at the beginning of each workday to conduct “tool box talks” and deliver information to keep workers safe. While the goal of course is to have zero construction deaths the industry has made great strides towards reaching that goal. If you or someone you love was love was injured on the job (construction or otherwise) give my office a call at (702)240-0000.
-Edward M Bernstein and Associates
Analysis shows construction deaths slowing in U.S.
Las Vegas Review Journal
By Hubble Smith
August 26, 2011
Construction fatalities declined by nearly 10 percent between 2009 and 2010 and by almost 40 percent during the past five years, according to an analysis of new federal data released Thursday by the Associated General Contractors of America.
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