8 Best Practices to Decrease Your Accident Rate and Increase Your Approval Rate

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In most workplaces, accidents are a nuisance for worker and a headache for HR. However, at construction sites, accidents are potentially industry-ruining. Here are eight ways construction businesses can reduce workplace accidents and gain public approval.

How To Efficiently Decrease Your Accident Rate

Geniebelt

Safety accident rate construction construction industry safetyConstruction is one of the most dangerous industries in the world. In 2015, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 937 workers lost their lives on construction sites, only in United States.

ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION

The Safety Blog

OSHA recently reported that more than 4,000 workers died from workplace accidents last year, and nearly three million others were injured, or became ill, due to work-related actions. This reinforces why accident investigation needs to be an integral part of any company’s health and safety program. Accident investigation is critical, not only because of the legal reporting requirements, but also to correct any conditions or procedures in order to prevent a recurrence of the problem.

Safety Measures to Prevent Accidents at Building Construction Site

The Constructor

Safety measures at construction sites helps to prevent unforeseen accidents. Accidents at construction sites may lead to loss of life and involve. Construction Construction Safety How To Guide Safety Guide safety

New ISO Standard Codes Mining Accidents

Construction Equipment

There’s no question that mining has been made safer over the years, but mines are still one of the most hazardous places to work. The causes can be numerous, from explosive dust and toxic gases to collapse of mine shafts, and the consequences severe, with thousands of fatalities each year

Construction Work Accidents- Where Do the Risks Lie?

Constructonomics

To help highlight where the risks lie, the HSE release figures every year detailing stats on the number of injuries and accidents that have been reported and how they have been caused. Accident at work specialists, Tranter Cleere Solicitors , have trawled through the figures released for 2012/2013 to bring you an ‘at a glance’ look at some of the key statistics released; Fatal Injuries.

Man Killed in Crane Accident

Construction Equipment

The accident happened at 8:56 a.m. The owner of an equipment dealership was killed when a crane he was operating fell over In Allegan County, Michigan. Police identified that man as Robert Jay Geurink, 55, owner of the business.

Worker Killed in Crane Accident

Construction Equipment

A construction worker was killed in a crane accident on Penn State’s campus, reports Onward State. Dick can conduct an investigation of the accident Jerod Chapman, 29, was breaking down a crane to move it when another worker removed a pin.

Insights Into Tree Care Accidents

Green Industry Professionals

Tree Care Industry Association studies tree care-related accidents in 2014, offers trends and analysis

Worker Dies in Excavator Accident

Construction Equipment

A worked died in a construction accident involving an excavator at a site near San Jose, Calif., reports NBC Bay Area. According to a Santa Clara County sheriff's spokesman, the bucket of an excavator struck and killed the man.

Seattle Crane Cable Accident Under Investigation

Construction Equipment

Washington's State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has opened an investigation into Tuesday's crane accident in Seattle. Compass General Construction runs the site at Western Avenue and Blanchard Street.

New International Standard To Reduce Mining Accidents

Construction Equipment

There’s no question that mining has been made safer over the years, but mines are still one of the most hazardous places to work. The causes can be numerous, from explosive dust and toxic gases to collapse of mine shafts, and the consequences severe, with thousands of fatalities each year

UPDATE: NYC Crane Accident Recommendations

Construction Equipment

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler have announced publication of a report by the city’s Technical Working Group with 23 crane safety recommendations. The Crane Safety Technical Working Group was formed by de Blasio after February’s crane collapse in Tribeca

Tree Care Accident Numbers on the Rise

Green Industry Professionals

Tree care accident numbers are increasing, serving as a reminder of the dangers of tree care and the need for a focus on safety

Accident waiting to happen

Constructor Magazine

Venting a water heater like this is asking for trouble

Pennsylvania Man Dies in Lawn Mower Accident

Green Industry Professionals

The man was mowing lawn near a 20-foot-deep retention pond when the mower accidentally slid in

Searching for Solutions to Dangerous Electrical Accidents

ENR Construction

In the past two decades, more than half of construction fatalities have been caused by electrical incidents

Construction Accident Turns Into Recovery Mission

Construction Equipment

An accident involving a construction worker getting stuck in a sewer trench, has turned into a recovery mission, reports NBC Connecticut

Keys to an Effective Accident Investigation

The Safety Blog

The nature of a workplace accident will determine the extent of the investigation, the resources that will be needed, what types of investigative processes will be required, and who will need to be interviewed. Your primary goal in this step is to gather accident information that can give critical clues into the causes associated with the accident. To do that you must first secure the accident scene. Past accident reports. Accidents & Fatalities

Keys to an Effective Accident Investigation

The Safety Blog

The nature of a workplace accident will determine the extent of the investigation, the resources that will be needed, what types of investigative processes will be required, and who will need to be interviewed. Your primary goal in this step is to gather accident information that can give critical clues into the causes associated with the accident. To do that you must first secure the accident scene. Past accident reports.

Man Dies in Excavator Accident

Construction Equipment

A 62-year-old man died when the excavator he was operating overturned, causing him to fall approximately 80 feet down a hill, reports WDBJ7

Worker Killed in Bridge Construction Accident

Construction Equipment

construction worker died in an accident while working on the rehabilitation of the Bong Bridge in Duluth, Minn., reports the Duluth News Tribune. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office said the deceased suffered “multiple blunt force injuries due to a pedestrian-forklift mishap

Worker Dies in Excavator Accident

Construction Equipment

A construction worker was killed when an excavator dumping gravel slid into the ditch where he was working, reports MLive

Surgeon Recalls On Site Amputation in Trencher Accident

Construction Equipment

Early in February, a worker became entangled in the teeth of a trencher in Frisco, Texas. First responders were unable to free him, so a surgeon flew to the scene and amputated the leg. The worker was then flown to a hospital.

What Ever Happened With Those Crane Accidents in 2008?

Constructonomics

The more devastating of the accidents, on E. The cause of this accident was good ‘ol American greed. 2008 was a very bad year for heavy haul cranes in this country. It was an especially bad year for the owner of New York Crane and Equipment Company Jimmy Lomma.

Worker Dies in Excavator Accident

Construction Equipment

A construction worker was operating an excavator before concrete crushed the vehicle’s cab, according to Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials. The cause of the incident remains unclear, but Norfolk, Va.,

Spirax Sarco celebrates three years without a lost-time accident

Constructor Magazine

million man-hours, or 3 years without a lost-time accident. Spirax Sarco recently reached a remarkable safety milestone – 1.86 read more. Management

UK Plagued By Accidents – Is Better Scaffolding Training Needed?

Constructonomics

Working at height, particularly scaffolding, is always fraught with hazards and potential danger, but anyone in charge is always a trained professional, right? Well, they should be – but it’s not always the case and, in the UK, we’re seeing large numbers of cases where lack of competence in the planning and implementation period of scaffolding work is leading to injuries and even deaths. With training readily available, what’s going on and what can be changed?

Dump Truck Accident Electrocutes & Kills Worker

Construction Equipment

A construction worker was killed when a dump truck struck a power line and electrocuted him, reports NewsOK. Victor M. Ramirez Baltazar, 34, was standing at the rear of an asphalt paving machine while a dump truck was raising its bed to dump asphalt into the machine.

How 'Normal' Activities Led to Three Fatal Construction Accidents

ENR Construction

At these jobsites, sloppy practices seem to have been routine, or normalized, and deadly

Accidents At Construction Sites: What To Do?

Best Practices Construction Law

" While the explosion in Kansas does not appear to have involved an accident at a construction site, early reports do indicate that the cause may have been a contractor performing underground work that struck a gas line. These include: Prepare before the accident.

Study: Obese drivers more likely to die from car accidents

The Safety Blog

Study: Obese drivers more likely to die from car accidents. The study follows earlier investigations into the relationship between obesity and auto-accident deaths that indicate a “cushion effect” allows overweight individuals to move further forward before safety restraints stop their motion, possibly resulting in more frequent and more severe injuries. Accidents & Fatalities

OSHA Inspecting Florida Landscaping Accident

Green Industry Professionals

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a workplace injury in St. Johns County, Florida

Source: NYC Crane Accident in May Caused by Cut Sling

ENR Construction

Madison Avenue accident in Midtown Manhattan highlights the vulnerabilities of sling protection procedure. Business Management

Worker Dies in Telehandler Accident

Construction Equipment

A construction worker died after falling three stories when climbing through a window onto a telehandler at a hotel work site in South Tyler, Texas, according to the Tyler Morning Telegraph. Workers commented on multiple safety violations at the site, according to the report.

China Enacts Law Making Owners Liable for Jobsite Accidents

ENR Construction

According to official government figures, some 66,000 people died in 282,000 work safety accidents in China during 2015

A First Step Toward Predicting Deadly Construction Accidents

ENR Construction

After years of successful work in limiting injuries, big industrial owners and contractors are recognizing the need to shift more effort to the stubbornly persistent problem of fatalities