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How do you stay safe in construction? 

Michael Agruss

Written and Reviewed by Michael Agruss

  • Managing Partner and Personal Injury Lawyer at Mike Agruss Law.
  • Over 20 years of experience in Personal Injury.
  • Over 8000+ consumer rights cases settled.
  • Graduated from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law: Juris Doctor, 2004.


The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries in the United States. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that one in ten construction workers are injured yearly, with one in five workplace fatalities construction related. 

Falls, collisions, electrical shocks, and trench collapses are just a few of the ways a construction worker could be injured while on the job. To help prevent accidents and injuries, it is important that employees follow some safety tips, which include:

  • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) – Construction workers should wear PPE depending on the type of construction work being performed. This could include hard hats, non-slip or steel-toe boots, knee pads, gloves, masks, earplugs, and/or goggles.
  • Ensure employees are properly trained – OSHA requires construction workers to be properly trained and certified on many pieces of equipment and employees should fully understand how to use the tools and machinery they use on a daily basis.
  • Keep work areas clean – Work areas should not be cluttered and should be kept clear of any debris to prevent serious injuries.
  • Be aware of your surroundings – It is very important to stay alert to everything going on around you on the job site. Many construction accidents occur when workers aren’t aware of the potential hazards surrounding them.

Safety should be the number one priority of all employers. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to negligence on the job site or a defective product, an experienced personal injury lawyer can review your claim and determine if there were unsafe working conditions, potential OSHA violations, and other hazards that may have existed at the time of your accident. They will also determine who may be liable for your injuries and damages and what compensation you may be entitled to.

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