On the heels of National Safety Month, we’d like to take a minute to talk about the OSHA Focus Four Campaign 2020.
The Focus Four Hazards have caused or played some part in the majority of injuries and fatalities in the construction industry.
As a result, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has instituted the “Focus Four Hazards” campaign from March through June 2020. The campaign’s objective is to improve recognition, evaluation, and control of these hazards by presenting toolbox talks for employers to give to their workers for safety guidance.
What is Construction’s “Fatal Four”?
In 2018, there were 5250 worker fatalities in private industry. From that number, 1008 or approximately 20% were in construction―that is, one in five worker deaths last year were in construction.
The primary causes of worker deaths on construction sites were because of
- Struck-by Object
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports, these “Fatal Four” dangers were responsible for well above half (59%) of the construction worker deaths in 2018.
Falls — 338 out of 1008 total deaths in construction in CY 2018 (34%)
Struck by Object – 112 (11%)
Electrocutions – 86 (9%)
Caught-in/between – 55 (6%)
This category includes construction workers killed when caught-in or compressed by equipment or objects, and struck, caught, or crushed in collapsing structure, equipment, or material.
Eliminating these Four Hazards would save 591 workers’ lives each year.
At Madison Window Cleaning, we are committed to safety and employee training practiced through yearly training and ongoing training sessions.
In addition to practicing the Focus Four, our technicians have also enrolled in CAMPUS IWCA, which offers online courses, safety videos and webinars designed to keep them current on health, safety, operations and other issues critical to the success of Madison Window Cleaning Co. Inc.
We seek a balanced approach to address workplace safety and health, proactively on the lookout for training opportunities to keep our employees safe and healthy.
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