Understanding Occupational Hazards in the Construction Industry

Construction is high-risk for worker injuries and illness. Learning risk mitigation is key to safety. The construction industry is one of the most hazardous sectors to work in due to the high risk of injury and illness that workers face daily. Understanding these risks and the measures that can be taken to mitigate them is … Read more

Updated: February 29, 2024

5 Ways to Avoid a Construction Accident at Work


If you’ve recently experienced a construction accident at work in Missouri, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. According to the BLS, fatalities in the construction industry account for one in five workplace fatalities annually in the US. Construction workers are the lifeblood of our country’s infrastructure, putting their safety and lives at risk … Read more

Updated: December 13, 2023

Top Demolition Hazards Risking Missouri Workers’ Safety


Demolitions are inherently risky, but understanding the risks involved puts you in a better position to minimize your risk of injury. The US boasts a thriving construction industry, contributing around $1.8 trillion to the country’s economy in 2022 alone. Aside from the grueling task of putting up skyscrapers and other large structures, construction workers are … Read more

Updated: November 8, 2023

Why Workers’ Comp Claims Rise During Construction Activity


Increased construction in warmer months often leads to more injuries among young, inexperienced workers, heat-related illnesses, and vehicle accidents. March through October is a peak period for construction workers in Missouri, and throughout the U.S. These dedicated individuals are at the forefront, building the extensive road networks and impressive buildings that form our country’s infrastructure. … Read more

Updated: October 16, 2023

What Causes Construction Worker Fatigue?


Construction worker fatigue often stems from prolonged hours, physical demands, irregular shifts, and environmental factors like extreme heat and noise. As of 2022, the United States had employed around 7.5 million construction workers, accounting for 4.6% of the country’s workforce. The construction industry quite literally builds the nation, but the workers are sometimes overburdened. In … Read more

Updated: October 13, 2023

Top 4 Summer Hazards for St. Louis Construction Workers

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Construction workers face summer hazards such as heat stroke, dehydration, sun exposure, and excessive fatigue. Here’s how to stay safe. Construction workers are among the most at-risk for work-related injuries and illnesses. Summer is an especially trying time for construction workers. The intense heat poses a serious threat to the safety of these workers. And … Read more

Updated: June 15, 2023