Workers in construction, transportation, production, and certain maintenance and repair jobs are at high risk for non-fatal and fatal electrical injuries. Approximately 1,957 workers are injured each year from electrical injuries on the job.
Although RCS is a known health hazard, some employers have held off on implementing the new standards. OSHA requires employers to lower exposure levels to respirable crystalline silica for workers by following workplace safety regulations and providing proper respiratory equipment.
Unsecured cargo and other types of debris often end up on roadways causing accidents, injuries, and deaths. Between 2011 and 2014, road debris accounted for approximately 39,000 injuries and over 500 fatalities.
Designing safer roads in busy urban areas can prevent pedestrians from getting struck and killed by motor vehicles. In 2016, pedestrians and bicyclists accounted for 18 percent of all traffic-related fatalities in the United States.
Certain occupations pose safety hazards to workers and require high-visibility clothing and equipment to prevent workplace accidents and injuries. Outdoor workers who work in highway and road construction are especially at high risk of injury.