The Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides regulations for every industry here in Pennsylvania and elsewhere in the United States. The federal agency also identifies the most common sources of injury for many industries and offers tips on preventing them. Below are the four most common construction workers' accidents and tips to avoid them.
Nearly every construction worker can attest to the fact that falling is a major concern. Perimeter protection and personal fall arrest equipment help prevent falls, but they might not be enough. Workers should use care when on scaffolds and ladders. Floor openings should be covered and secured, and the covers need labeling for ease of identification.