We frequently write about hazardous occupations and unsafe working conditions. Most of the time, we write about industries with a high rate of worker injury, like construction. However, we do emphasize from time to time that any American workplace can be unsafe and can inspire workplace accidents if employers do not prioritize the wellbeing of workers.
Sometimes it is necessary to destroy an existing structure before a new one can be created. Especially in cities like New York that have been built up over a number of centuries, demolition work is necessary for development because there is simply no longer any fresh land in the city upon which to build something new.
For all the progress America has made in workplace safety, some jobs remain dangerous. These are jobs in construction and industrial work that still come with a high risk of accidents and a high risk of death or disability when accidents occur.
We frequently write about the fact that it is important for both employers and employees to work together in order to cultivate a culture of safety in the workplace. However, employers and employees are often hesitant to initiate certain safety reforms for fear that the costs of implementing them will hurt the company’s bottom-line, the ability for employers to retain qualified employees or both. Thankfully, a number of cost-effective safety-related reforms can help to ensure a safe workplace.