There's no doubt about it, a construction site is fraught with dangers and most laborers who work in the construction industry for any number of years are lucky to avoid getting seriously hurt. Dangers include getting struck by falling objects, electrocuted, hit by heavy pieces of machinery, hurt by a dangerous tool, falling from heights or just wearing out your body from the daily grind of the job.
Most people count on their arms to do almost every task. Losing an arm to an amputation can make it difficult to complete any tasks. Unfortunately, some construction workers have to deal with this because of an on-the-job accident. This can be very challenging and might even be career ending.
If you work in the construction industry, you know that one day is never the same as the next. Even if you know exactly what you should -- and shouldn't -- be doing, there's always something unique about your shift.
Walking on snow and ice is dangerous, especially if you aren't the most graceful person. You have to make sure that you are taking steps to remain safe as you walk around the city because the conditions of sidewalks can go from clear to horrible in just a few minutes when the snow is falling.
By nature, construction sites can be hazardous. This is partially because of the risk that comes with working near heavy equipment and the other objects necessary to build structures. People who work in this industry should be provided with tools and knowledge that enables them to work safely despite the hazards.
You had a busy morning and it was your goal to get back to your hotel as fast as possible. You're in town for a short time, so you want to make sure you get to see as much of New York as you can. Sadly, as you walked into your hotel, you slid on the wet ground in the entrance. The tile, wet from melting snow, wasn't marked, and you fell, hard.
It doesn't matter that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires construction workers to wear hard hats. It doesn't matter that your boss requires you to wear a hard hat at all times on the job.
Many heavy items are needed in the construction industry. Getting these into place isn't easy without the use of heavy equipment. Cranes are one of the pieces of equipment necessary to get these items where they need to be.
While in many cases, the low levels of lead may not be a problem, high levels could cause a member of your household to experience lead poisoning. While the government has passed certain regulations, such as the Safe Drinking Water Act, some older homes and buildings can be more susceptible to the problem.
Recently, you have seen reports in the news of lead found in paint in older buildings and even in tap water. You may be concerned about the presence of lead in your home, especially if you have young children. While the government has enacted various regulations over the last 20 years in order to promote safe drinking water, lead is sometimes still present in tap water. Often this is due to the use of metal taps, interior water pipes and even the connectors that attach your home to the city pipes.