How to Protect Your Home From Construction-Related Injuries The U.S. Census Bureau released new data Thursday showing that the number of construction-associated injuries and fatalities in the United States increased by 10% from the year before, when construction and remodeling accounted for nearly half of all construction- related injuries and deaths.
The figures are a stark contrast to previous years when construction-induced injuries were in decline.
In 2009, the total number of workers involved in construction-specific injuries and death was 2.5 million, down from 6.7 million in 2011.
According to the Bureau, nearly 1.6 million workers were involved in “unspecified construction” at the time.
The Census Bureau said it is “aware of no recent trends in injuries from construction.”
The Bureau said its findings were based on its analysis of the 2010-2014 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Occupational Health and Safety (OHSA) Safety Data File, a compilation of data on the Occupational and Building Codes, which includes the OSHA Occupational Injury Report (OIR) and the Building Code Amendments.
“OSHA’s Occupational Hazards Inventory has not been updated in nearly 10 years,” said OSHA Director Robert Johnson.
“This new data helps us better understand and respond to the needs of the construction industry.
The OSHA OSHA report also provides a snapshot of construction worker injury trends since 1996.”
The OIR is an annual snapshot of worker injuries in the construction sector.
The Bureau says the data is “the gold standard for assessing and analyzing the safety of construction workers.”
The report also tracks injury trends and is available at OSHA’s website.
“We can all be a little more proactive when it comes to our construction-caused injuries,” said Johnson.
The U-Haul Trucking Co., a major construction company in the U.K., said that more than 40,000 people are currently injured in construction each year, and that “many workers experience multiple injuries” each day.
“In a world where so many people are in their late 20s and early 30s and the majority of the time the injury is not a serious one, we can help to prevent the occurrence of construction related injuries by understanding the mechanisms and the potential consequences of injuries,” the company said in a statement.
The company said that its safety experts “take their own safety into account in the design and construction of the vehicles they transport.”
U-haul, which is based in Leeds, England, said that it would “work closely with our partners and safety experts to make the construction of U-haul safe.”
“Our safety is our top priority and we want to make sure that we are doing everything possible to minimise injury,” the statement said.
“As a global construction company, we have a very active safety culture at U-helicopters and are working closely with industry leaders and experts to minimising the potential for injuries and accidents.”
A number of the largest construction companies in the world have recently started reporting the number and types of construction injuries and fatal accidents.
A few of the top construction firms include: General Contractors of America, which reported an increase of 5,200 construction-linked injuries and 1,200 deaths between 2015 and 2016, and American Construction Materials, which increased 1,500 construction-based injuries and 815 fatalities in that same period.
Other companies that reported a rise include: CMI Construction, which said it saw a 7% increase in construction related deaths and 7% jump in fatalities from 2015 to 2016; and Pritzker, which saw an increase in the number reported construction-derived injuries and a jump in the fatalities reported.
According the Occupation Safety and Safety Administration, workers in construction are at greater risk of contracting a variety of construction work-related ailments, including: Head and Neck Injury, or HNE;