You may be on a busy freeway going at least 55 miles per hour when you come upon a construction zone. The road may not be good here, and the work may go on for miles.
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.
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.
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.