Looking Into a New Year of Construction Laborer Injury DataAuthor/Presenter: Schneider, Scott
In November 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released their latest 2019 report on injuries on the job. The data shows in 2019, injury and illness rates among construction laborers increased slightly from 2018 levels. That continued the trend started in 2018 – injury rates in construction are increasing again after many years of consecutive declines. This data should serve as a reminder that sprains and strains, struck-by injuries and lacerations still make up the vast majority of injuries to construction laborers. Resources are provided in this article to help prevent these injuries.