In 2014, about 9.8 million workers were employed in the construction sector, which accounted for nearly 20 percent of the country's 4,679 work-related deaths that year, according to the Center for Protection of Workers Rights.
Construction safety can't be defined by the same guidelines as other industries. Fall protection for a restaurant employee is far different than fall protection procedures for a high rise ironworker.
So, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration will craft a separate set of safety and health program management guidelines for the construction industry, based on feedback on a proposed update to its voluntary guidelines.
Read more about OSHA's new targeted safety guidelines here:
Source: Business Insurance, Crain Communications