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3 things your employer should do to prevent winter injuries

As the weather gets colder in New Jersey, your work changes. No matter what industry you are in, winter weather can impact your daily responsibilities at your job. Inclement weather conditions can contribute to or directly cause a workplace injury. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, ice, sleet and snow were involved in 42,480 workplace injuries in 2014

How are you supposed to stay safe at your job when winter comes? Here are some things your employer should be doing to prevent you from getting hurt at work.

Top 3 reasons construction workers fall and get injuries

As a construction worker, you are well aware of the hard work you do. Along with this hard work comes several hazards. Virtually every workplace has some risks, but did you know that the construction industry has the most fall-related fatalities? This shocking statistic means it is crucial for every construction worker to be cognizant of what leads to these deaths. 

There are a lot of reasons construction workers may fall while working, but there are three major ones. Here are the most common hazards contributing to falls on construction sites. 

Pedestrian deaths are on the rise in the United States

Recent research shows that pedestrian fatalities are on the rise in the United States. Fatality rates for pedestrians surged 25 percent from 2010 to 2015, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. Overall traffic fatalities rose by 6 percent during the same time frame. The trend for pedestrian deaths is not promising, with more fatalities being reported each year.

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