February 24, 2014

Regional Construction Newsletter Winter 2014 - Construction Safety: A Changing Landscape

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Throughout the ages the risk of injury has been a constant reality incidental to construction projects. The dangers inherent at any work site are numerous and despite the best safety regimes, accidents are inevitable. The approach to work place safety has changed over the years from the cavalier attitude that worker safety was the responsibility of the worker, to an acknowledgement that workers injured on the job should be entitled to compensation from a scheme imposed on employers, to the enlightened notion that all work place injuries are preventable by education, the imposition of standards and the requirement for safety certification. Construction Safety: A Changing Landscape (Full PDF)


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