- The fatality rate of the construction workforce climbed 38.9% from 2011 to 2015.
- The New York City construction sector, which employs only 3% of the city’s workforce, had the highest occupational death rate: 34% of all workplace deaths across various industries.
- The majority of sites where workers were fatally injured had violated OSHA safety standards: 80% in 2014 and over 90% in 2015.
- In 2014, 68% of all construction sites investigated found OSHA safety violations.
As of March 1st, 2018, all demolition and construction workers working in New York are required by law to complete an OSHA 10-Hour and 30-Hour based on job status to be eligible to work on NYC jobsites. This new emphasis on safety related training is meant to make the construction workplace a more secure place to work. Your friends at Safety Supplies Unlimited want to see all construction workers return home to their families, safely at the end of each day. Here’s how you can sign up for OSHA and construction safety training courses in your area. Do you live in New Jersey, but work in New York? Tired of commuting for OSHA training? SSU is offering classes in Bayonne, NJ now. In honor or International Worker’s Day on May 1st, TSC Training Academy in New Jersey will offer a 10% discount for all course listings. Available in both English and Spanish. Shocking Construction Statistics Stats reporting data from New York City alone are staggering. According to an annual report performed by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (or NYCOSH):