North Carolina composting operations employees may be aware that the Solid Waste Association of North America has released safety tips to help prevent injuries. According to the organization, composting operations often involve a number of hazards due to the use of heavy machinery, physical labor and a dynamic work environment.
Construction sites are typically not a safe place to be for people without proper training and protection: structures can be unstable, people can fall, and things can fall on people. It can be a very dangerous environment.
Late last week, a North Carolina construction worker died on-the-job after falling from a 30-foot ladder. The same thing will happen next month and, statistically, the month after that. And the month after that.
More than 20 percent of all workplace deaths that occur in the private sector are linked to the construction industry. Indeed, nearly 1,000 construction workers die on the job each year. In addition, there are tens of thousands of annual injuries, many of them permanently disabling.