Four Top Hazards Facing Construction Workers in 2023

Jan 05, 2023

Accident risks in the construction industry continue to fall into the same four categories, with traumatic brain injury (TBI) representing 25 percent of all construction fatalities, according to a recent Occupational Health & Safety report. CDC statistics show that 2,210 construction workers died due to TBI from 2003 to 2010.

Safety training remains critical, according to Injury Prevention & Worksite Wellness Consultant Perry Downs, with renewed emphasis on protection gear and enforcing regulations. The most common injuries in construction come from falls, being struck by an object, getting caught between equipment, and electrocution. Falls account for the most fatalities at 37.9 percent based on US Bureau of Labor Statistics findings from 2015-2019.

Employers can download a workplace posting for the jobsite reminding workers of the top four hazards here.

The incidence of TBI is higher depending on how the accident takes place. For instance, if a worker is hit by a falling object with their head at an angle, the helmet may be less effective. Click here to read the full Occupational Health & Safety article

Policyholders in the construction industry are welcome to reach out to Perry or any member of the injury prevention team for resources, strategies and training assistance.