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Silica rule only partially in place on construction sites

For construction workers in Pennsylvania, workplace safety is often a major concern. The industry is a common source of accidents and injuries on the job. Aside from the traditional dangers posed by falls and heavy equipment, exposure to deadly and toxic materials of different kinds can also be a significant concern. One material that is the subject of a newly enforced government regulation yet continues to pose a threat to workers is silica dust.

Startup develops tech for improving workplace safety

Worldwide, workplace accidents lead to more than 500 injuries every minute. In the U.S., these accidents burden employers and insurance companies with billions of dollars in annual workers' compensation claims. Both employers and employees in Pennsylvania may be wondering what can be done to reduce the hazards that lurk in their workplace.

Fall hazards dubbed one of "Fatal Four" by OSHA

Construction site owners in Pennsylvania probably know how dangerous is the industry they work in. Of the 4,693 worker fatalities that occurred in 2016, 991 were in construction. OSHA has determined four major safety hazards accounting for nearly two-thirds of all construction fatalities and dubbed them the "Fatal Four." They are falls, electrocutions, being struck by objects and getting caught in machinery and other structures.

Some workers face increased risk of death on the job

For many workers in Pennsylvania, going to work can also mean putting one's life on the line, especially for people involved in particularly hazardous professions. In 2016, 5,190 American workers wee killed at work, marking an increase from the prior year, when 4,836 people lost their lives on the job. This means that every day, 15 workers lose their lives due to hazards and dangers on the job.

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