January 31, 2017

Colorado construction industry deaths on the rise

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment just released its latest numbers on workplace fatalities in the state. These numbers take time to compile, so we’re just now seeing numbers for 2015. The report is a mixed bag: While overall workplace deaths went down, they went up in the construction industry. This is partly due to numbers: More people worked in construction in 2015 than the previous year.

There’s no doubt about it, construction is a hazardous industry. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to manage the inherent risks of the construction jobsite. Several members of our safety team specialize in construction, and they have a few tips:

Written by John Crawmer, Safety Services Supervisor.