A Focus Four for Health Hazards in Construction

Article by LHSFNA (Laborers' Health & Safety Fund of North America)

Every year, about 1,000 construction workers are killed on the job. Everyone is familiar with the Focus Four – falls, electrocutions, struck-bys and caught-in/betweens – the four hazards that kill about 90 percent of construction workers. Yet far more construction workers suffer chronic injuries or illnesses from exposures on the job. Health hazards in construction don’t often get the attention they deserve, in part because many of them never get counted at all."

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