13 Construction Safety Myths, Explained [Whitepaper]

Safety mantras are normalcy to a wide range of industries and rarely receive scrutiny or criticism. However, in the construction industry, where injuries and fatalities are prevalent, informational deficits and misunderstandings regarding safety can be detrimental to employees and clients. Despite the growing number of safety buzzwords, prudent advice, and on-site protocols, there still appears to be a disconnect between quoting and following such regulations.
Fortunately, many construction companies have attended to the knowledge gap, understanding that safety misconceptions can accelerate errors and risk hazards. This SBGP Exclusive Whitepaper will review 13 common safety myths specific to the construction industry and determine how some notions, while they appear “surface-level safe,” can prove to be the opposite.

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Embracing New Tech To Improve Construction Safety

Construction work is quite hazardous, and the safety of your employees is paramount. The most common fatal accidents in construction are grouped into three major categories: Falls from a height, being struck by a moving vehicle, and being hit by a moving object. Most of these accidents occur due to ignorance, negligence, or just gross indiscipline and the disregard of best safety practices.

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The Most Common Construction Hazards and How to Avoid Them

If not well maintained and managed, construction sites can be full of hazards that can put workers or clients lives at risk. Here, we explain the most common construction injuries and the best way to prepare for (and ultimately avoid) them.

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