Of the 5,000 workers who die on-the-job each year, construction leads all industries in total deaths[i]. Even worse, of the 4 industries with the highest fatality rates, construction is the only one whose fatality rate is increasing, with a 10% rise YoY.
Still, today’s construction projects are getting bigger and bolder. More risks are being taken, more hazards are popping up, and more people are getting hurt, sick, and even dying.
So why is this happening?
It could have to do with the fact that construction companies are failing to implement safety technology to help them improve. In fact, the construction industry is well behind all other industries in technology spending, with just 1% of revenue reinvested in tools to help them gather the data they need to predict and prevent safety problems[ii].
Download WorldAPP’s Construction Safety Infographic to learn more about the current state of the industry and how it compares to other dangerous professions. Packed with interesting stats and sound advice, this infographic provides all the information you need to start thinking about what you can do to start driving continuous improvement.