You don’t have to be a police officer, firefighter, or EMT to work one of the most dangerous jobs in America. In fact, many people are working one of the most dangerous jobs and might not even know it.
There are over 6,000,000 construction workers in America working at hundreds of thousands of job sites every day, and it’s no secret that injuries are part of the business. But for a job and a trade that’s been around since the beginning of time, why does the construction industry still tend to be one of the most dangerous?
Consider the Circumstances
It’s a simple fact: many construction jobs aren’t on the ground and many aren’t in stable structures – two situations that are at the heart of the construction trade. Where your job is performed and the situations it’s performed in make construction inherently more dangerous than many other positions, and proper precautions should always been taken by yourself and the company you work for to help keep you as safe as possible.
Tools of the Trade
It’s no secret that heavy construction equipment can be dangerous, especially when being operated in a construction sight. If you’re an operator or work alongside this kind of heavy duty equipment, there’s never a day where safety can take a back seat to any other concern. Stay vigilant!
It’s Difficult Work
Perhaps the most often overlooked aspect of construction work is its difficulty – it’s truly a skilled trade. And in any business that takes time, talent, and expertise to complete, there is going to be some inherent risk. But, no matter the job site or project, the company you work for should provide safety conditions that respect all local and federal laws.
If you have concerns about your workplace or would like to schedule a no-obligation consultation to discuss your individual situation, contact (214) 222-4000 now.