In an effort to address the more than 800 construction worker deaths and 137,000 injuries, OSHA has put together a special “V-Tools: Construction Hazards” website.
The website consists of a virtual construction site (see below). Click around on it to launch a video that addresses the hazard that might be present based on what’s happening at that location.
The videos are intended to “show how quickly workers can be injured or killed on the job and are intended to assist those in the industry to identify, reduce, and eliminate construction-related hazards. Most of the videos are 2 to 4 minutes long, presented in clear, easily accessible vocabulary, and show common construction worksite activities. The videos may be used for employer and worker training. Each video presents:
- A worksite incident based on true stories that resulted in worker injury or death.
- Corrective actions for preventing these types of accidents.
Please be advised, some of the videos deal with deaths at construction sites and might be disturbing for some people.”