9News reports a sinking San Francisco high-rise is receiving renewed scrutiny after the Surfside condo collapse.
Given the nature of the work, construction sites pose inherent safety risks. In fact, OSHA estimates that nearly a quarter of all work-related fatalities occur in the construction industry. But oftentimes the first risks that come to mind are equipment-related accidents and personal injuries.
While these may be top-of-mind concerns, it’s particularly important to be proactive about emergency response planning in the spring and summer. As temperatures warm, weather conditions such as tornadoes and flash flooding can cause sudden, serious threats anywhere in the country—while some regions are prone to specific threats like hurricanes and wildfires.
Reprinted courtesy of Alvin Paniagua, Construction Executive, a publication of Associated Builders and Contractors. All rights reserved.