Building a Stronger Company Infrastructure
There is a reason why CSQS focuses so much on the construction and building market. There are staggering statistics surrounding injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the construction industry, most of which can be avoided. At CSQS we work with construction companies of all sizes to drastically reduce dangers and virtually eliminate these threats from our client’s job sites.
How CSQS Helps Construction Companies
Worker safety and quality construction work hand in hand. At CSQS we have extensive background in assisting construction companies on ensuring worker safety while maintaining quality standards. From our first interaction, through each onsite inspection, and working as your owner representative, you are certain to see us as an extension of your construction company, and a valuable participant in ongoing safety and quality standards.
Worker Injuries, Illnesses & Fatality Facts
OSHA reports that 4,836 workers were killed on the job in 2015. That is equal to 3.4 our of every 100,000 full-time workers and an average in excess of 93 a week or more than 13 deaths every day. Many of these could have easily been avoided by having a safety and quality control standard put in place and followed.
Hiring a professional safety firm like CSQS can ensure that safety protocols are created, implemented and strictly followed. Our clients see an improvement in worker safety without sacrificing quality, efficiency or profit.
There is No WHY When it Comes to Safety
For construction companies it’s not a matter of “why” safety requirements need to be implemented, it’s more a matter of “how” to implement. That’s where CSQS can bridge the gap between knowing you have a need to fulfilling it. Below are some of the alarming statistics, provided by OSHA on construction related safety concerns. Avoid them entirely by hiring the quality firm of CSQS.
Construction’s “Fatal Four”
Out of 4,379 worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2015, 937 or 21.4% were in construction — that is, one in five worker deaths last year coming directly from the construction industry. The leading causes of private sector worker deaths (excluding highway collisions) in the construction industry were falls, followed by being struck by an object, electrocution, and finally being caught-in or between objects. These “Fatal Four” were responsible for more than half (64.2%) the construction worker deaths in 2015, BLS reports. Eliminating the Fatal Four would save 602 workers’ lives in America every year.
- Falls — 364 out of 937 total deaths in construction in CY 2015 (38.8%)
- Struck by Object – 90 (9.6%)
- Electrocutions – 81 (8.6%)
- Caught-in/between* – 67 (7.2%)
(*This category includes construction workers killed when caught-in or compressed by equipment or objects, and struck, caught, or crushed in collapsing structure, equipment, or material)
Top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards violated in FY2016
The following were the top 10 most frequently cited standards by Federal OSHA in fiscal year 2016 (October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016):
- Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
- Hazard communication standard, general industry (29 CFR 1910.1200) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
- Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (29 CFR 1926.451) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
- Respiratory protection, general industry (29 CFR 1910.134) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
- Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry (29 CFR 1910.147) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
- Powered industrial trucks, general industry (29 CFR 1910.178) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
- Ladders, construction (29 CFR 1926.1053) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
- Machinery and Machine Guarding, general requirements (29 CFR 1910.212) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
- Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry (29 CFR 1910.305) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
- Electrical systems design, general requirements, general industry (29 CFR 1910.303) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
Contact us for an complete evaluation of your safety manual, as we work together to create an injury-free workplace.
*Statistics from OSHA website. Links available to verify sources.