Occupational Health Best Practices for the Construction Industry

Construction is one of the most vital industries in the American economy – and statistically, one of the most dangerous. Although construction employees represent less than 10 percent of the American workforce, their nonfatal injury rate is 71 percent higher than employees in other industries. The construction industry is also responsible for 20 percent of all work-related fatalities.1

Download a white paper written by Ronda McCarthy, MD, MPH, FACEOM, Concentra national director of medical surveillance services. Dr. McCarthy offers some industry best practices for construction firms that are determined to:

  • Reduce recordable injuries
  • Set higher standards of work site safety
  • Build greater awareness of preventive measures

1. Commonly Used Statistics. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Retrieved October 23, 2019, from https://www.osha.gov/oshstats/commonstats.html.