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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration indicates that the construction industry continues to have
the highest work place injury rate of
any major sector. In 1987, the Bureau
of Labor statistics reported that the
construction industry ranked first in
both fatality and injury rates, a number that has not changed in 1997. The
National Safety Council reports that
construction accidents claim six lives
and are responsible for nearly 520 disabling injuries every workday.
In an E NR a rticle titled, “Unions
Building a Health Machine,” it was
reported that approximately 2,100
construction workers die in the United
States each year. Besides being a
tragedy for the individuals and the
families involved, the construction
industry’s record of safety increases the
cost of doing business. The construction industry’s track record on safety is
poor, very costly and in need of
Construction accounts for only 5 percent of the gross national product, but
20 percent of the workplace a...
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This document was uploaded on 03/04/2014 for the course HRM 305 at Boise State.
- Spring '13
- Human Resource Management