Construction sites are subject to all manner of rules and regulations. These rules and regulations, set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), are necessary for the safety of workers. OSHA’s rules regarding ladders and railways may seem unnecessary to many who are accustomed to working at dangerous heights and balancing on boards that cover gaping holes. However, when you consider that in 2007 alone there were a total of 835 deaths from falls and more than half of these victims were construction workers, you can see why such regulations are necessary. Further, an estimated fifteen percent of all occupational falls take place in the construction industry.
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