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Unformatted text preview: e superintendent. Unexpected production costs and missed deadlines
can cut into your company's profits.
• Injured workers are not as productive as
• When you reduce injury rates, you
automatically increase productivity.
• Healthy workers are more likely to meet
job requirements and project deadlines. •
• Arrange for materials and equipment to be at
the job site on time.
Teach your workers to rotate their heavy
and light tasks to prevent overexertion. 4. Schedule enough workers to do the job
When the schedule is tight, workers tend to take
shortcuts and get careless. Be careful not to
overwork your crew:
• Schedule a full work crew. When there
are enough workers to help each other
with heavy tasks, your chances of losing
crew members to injuries will be
• Look for signs of fatigue, especially in
workers who work extended hours or
5. Train workers in job processes and tool use 2. Encourage employee attitudes toward safety
Most Frequent Injuries in Construction Trades
State Compensation Insurance Fund, 1998
HAND(S) Percentage of
5% Average Direct
$33,874 per claim
$10,503 per claim
$26,655 per claim
$14,417 per claim *Includes total incurred medical, total incurred compensation
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