Earlier in June, we talked about National Safety Month. On a similar topic, we are spotlighting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Focus Four Campaign of 2020. The Focus Four Hazards have caused a vast number of workplace injuries and fatalities.
Seeing these statistics, OSHA has instituted the “Focus Four Hazards” campaign from March through June 2020. The goal is to improve identification, assessment, and control of these hazards by presenting toolbox talks for employers to give to their workers for safety guidance.
Construction’s “Fatal Four”:
In 2018, there were 5250 worker fatalities in the private industry. From that number, 1008 or approximately 20% were in construction―that is, one in five worker deaths last year were in construction.
The primary causes of worker deaths on construction sites were because of
- Struck-by Object
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports, these “Fatal Four” dangers were responsible for well above half (59%) of the construction worker deaths in 2018.
Falls – 338 out of 1008 total deaths in construction in CY 2018 (34%)
Struck by Object – 112 (11%)
Electrocutions – 86 (9%)
Caught-in/between – 55 (6%)
This category includes construction workers killed when caught-in or compressed by equipment or objects, and struck, caught, or crushed in collapsing structure, equipment, or material.
Eliminating these Four Hazards would save 591 workers’ lives each year.
When it comes to workplace safety, we are walking the walk by attending the 2020 International Window Cleaning Association Annual Convention & Trade Show earlier this year.
In addition to attending the yearly convention, E-Z Window Cleaning pays particular attention to safety issues, training our employees annually, and continuing education.
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