It’s no secret that workers in the agricultural industry have some of the most dangerous professions out there. According to the (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) CDC, nearly 100 workers are at risk of suffering a lost-work-time injury every day. There are hundreds of thousands of workers in the field throughout the country making a living, and a significant portion of them are in California.
Researchers from two Florida universities compared the number of traffic fatalities with each state’s laws regarding handheld electronic devices. The team hoped to prove cell phone bans reduced traffic accidents and along with it, injuries and death. Their findings were surprising.
People can appreciate that construction work can be dangerous. However, that makes it all the more important for employers in the construction industry not to cut corners, especially when it comes to worker safety. Should they fail to follow applicable safety rules, it could lead to disaster.