This year brought a boon to infrastructure building projects in Ohio. As roads have to bear more trade coming from and going through the Buckeye State, the government in Columbus made moves to increase the funding needed to keep cars and trucks moving.
Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States, along with fishing in the open ocean and providing emergency services. This is why many protections required by federal and Ohio law on all construction sites to help ensure that workers are exposed to fewer risks.
Construction is one of the nation's most vital professions, as Ohio and other states constantly need new housing stock, office space and industrial workshops. But it can also be one of the most dangerous professions, as equipment and material has constant potential to injure people and cause damage if it is not properly handled.
Before a Cleveland construction team can begin the important tasks of repairing damaged roads or building new ones, employees must prep the worksite. This means bringing in equipment and tools and work vehicles. It also means setting up signs and other markers to let motorists know that work is underway.
Most who work in the construction industry understand that it can be a dangerous line of employment. However, few of these workers expect to suffer injury or death from a private motorist. Unfortunately, these kinds of construction accidents injure and kill many Ohio workers employed in this industry each year.
To many, it seems unusual that a fire could begin in an active and busy construction site. With so many workers present, it is reasonable to believe fires are preventable. However, fires continue to plague many active work sites in the Cleveland area and often result in injurious construction accidents. Understanding how and why these blazes occur is the first step in implementing an effective fire prevention plan.
If you have ever wondered how workers' compensation insurance benefits employers and employees, a recent news report should clarify things.
The field of construction provides many Ohio residents with job opportunities. It also helps Cleveland and other cities continue to grow. Unfortunately, the industry also poses a significant risk of serious construction accidents such as falling from heights or suffering electrocution.
People who work in and around Cleveland know that the summer months bring a lot of heat and humidity to the area. Those who work outdoors, including construction workers, are highly susceptible to heat illnesses ranging from sunburn to heat stroke.
When you think about construction accidents, you probably picture falling or involvement in an equipment accident. While these hazards often lead to severe injuries or death, they represent only a few of the dangers Cleveland construction workers face every day. An often-overlooked threat to the health and well-being of construction workers involves exposure to toxic chemicals. Below you will find a list of toxic hazards present in the construction industry.