Concerns About On-the-job Safety Persist

Construction worker pinning something to uniform

Joanna Masterson discusses results of construction safety survey.

August 13, 2019
Joanna Masterson - Construction Executive

Nearly 40% of workers are more concerned with on-the-job safety this year than they were last year, according to a survey of a thousand people across several manual labor-intensive industries. Additionally, a quarter of workers worry every day about getting injured because of their job. That number goes up to 27% for workers in the construction and oil industries.

Slips, trips and falls were the top workplace safety concern (36%), followed by electrical hazards (13%), ergonomic problems (9%), vehicle/equipment accidents (7%) and falling objects (6%). For the construction industry specifically, electrical hazards were identified as the leading cause of concern.

Reprinted courtesy of Joanna Masterson, Construction Executive, a publication of Associated Builders and Contractors. All rights reserved.


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