Concussions on the Construction Site: Knowing the Symptoms

If you’re a construction professional or you’ve ever worked in the construction industry, you probably already know that construction sites are one of the most common places where American employees are injured. Concussions are a major construction site injury that can severely and permanently injure workers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, concussions account for only about four percent of all on-site accidents but make up a startling 21 percent of construction-related deaths.

Understanding and being able to recognize the symptoms of a concussion can potentially save the life of one of your coworkers or employees. Some of the most common symptoms of a concussion include:Read More

3 First-Aid Tips for a Safer Construction Site

Accidents happen in every type of workplace in America. However, accidents involving construction equipment or hammer breakers on a construction site can be much costlier, sometimes resulting in serious injury or even death. While OSHA requires that construction sites have trained first-aid providers on-site if there is no “infirmary, clinic, or hospital in near proximity to the workplace which is used for the treatment of all injured employees,” construction site managers can do more to protect their employees. Read on to learn about how you can empower employees to administer first-aid in the event of an emergency.Read More

4 Ear Protection Tips for the Construction Site

October was National Protect Your Hearing Month—what were you doing to help keep your workers’ ears protected? Hearing loss doesn’t just affect your employees’ abilities on the job—it can also have long-lasting social and psychological effects as well. Therefore, consider implementing a few of these hearing protection tips on your construction site.Read More

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