Construction firms have made progress in job-site safety over the past three years, according to an analysis done between 2012 and 2015 from the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) and Dodge Data and Analytics. However, the study also found that small construction firms lag behind larger ones when comparing the responses of large and small construction firms. Here are some of the findings, reported on by BUILDER sister-publication Concrete Construction:

  • Almost 90% of respondents at large firms (500+ employees) reported having measurable safety goals and objectives; 37% of small firms (1-9 employees) did.
  • Almost 80% of respondents at large firms said they required all workers on the job site to have OSHA 10-hour training; 53% of small firms said the same.
  • Some 74% of large firms indicated that safety and health is a top agenda item in all meetings; less than 25% of the smaller firms said the same.
  • At 64% of large firms, workers were involved in job-hazard analysis; only 38% of small firms reported this.
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