Five Steps for Improving Construction Site Safety

Working on a construction site can be a dangerous occupation; that much is true. According to a report from Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA), construction-related fatalities accounted for 21.1% of all worker fatalities in 2018.  With nearly 6.5 million people working at over 250,000 construction sites across the U.S. on any given day, it’s easy to see why enforcing preventative construction site safety procedures is critical.

Has Safety Gone to the Dogs?

What do safety rules, work practices, and Pavlov’s dog have to do with you?

In the early 1900’s, Russian researcher Pavlov found that if you ring a bell then feed a dog, soon all you will have to do is ring the bell and the dog will start salivating. ¬†(Remember the movie Turner and Hooch?) ¬†Pavlov referred to this as a “conditioned response”.