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By Tania Clarke   |  
September 20th, 2016

The Fatal Four in Construction Safety [Infographic]

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The “fatal four” of all incidents on construction sites make up 58% of all fatalities. The “fatal four” includes: falls, being caught between objects, electrocution and being struck by an object. This infographic will walk you through some of the most common fatal four in construction safety. It also shows how to best avoid these common incidents with pretty simple measures. Construction sites inevitably pose many safety risks, but the fatal four are responsible for most incidents. Let’s take a look at the culprits, what causes them and more importantly, how you can avoid them in this infographic.

information about the fatal four in construction safety, how they occur and how to prevent them

 

You’ll notice that most of these fatal four incidents are pretty easy to avoid. Basic site safety will help you keep yourself and your employees safe. Another interesting thing to note is that most fatal four incidents happen in companies with 1-10 employees. This could be because smaller companies focus less on safety guidelines to protect their workers.  You don’t have to be a huge company to use technology in the field. In fact, SafetyCulture iAuditor is perfect for teams large and small. Give it a quick look here.

 

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