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Occupational Health Best Practices for the Construction Industry


Construction is one of the most vital industries in the American economy—and one of the most statistically dangerous. Although construction workers represent less than 10% of the American workforce, their nonfatal injury rate is 71% higher than that of other industries.1 Many of these injuries can be avoided through health and safety best practices.

Download this idea paper for ways to keep construction workers safe and recordables low, including:

  • Proper safety protocols
  • Medical surveillance
  • Sports medicine approach to injury care

1 Bureau of Labor and Statistics