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Note from the editor

In the construction industry, there are inherent risks for workers, even on the safest of jobsites, which is why supervisors and safety personnel are encouraged to be vigilant in their efforts to identify and mitigate potentially dangerous situations, many times as work goes on around them.

Hazards can arise on any jobsite, so companies need to work to make sure that they are prepared for a range of threats, from struck-by accidents and falls to weather-related disasters and human errors.

Job No. 1 for busy construction managers is to ensure that their workers are safe. In this Trendline on Safety, Construction Dive editors take a look at the issues surrounding the ways to keep workers safe and on the job.

Read on for ideas that can help keep your jobsites hazard-free and productive.

 Jennifer Goodman
Senior Reporter, Construction Dive
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Construction safety in 2021

Hazards can arise on any jobsite, so companies need to work to make sure that they are prepared for a range of threats, from struck-by accidents and falls to weather-related disasters and human errors. Busy construction managers have a responsibility to ensure that their workers are safe, especially considering the impact of the global pandemic.

included in this trendline
  • Takeaways from 2020's construction calamities
  • The importance of being vigilant to identify and mitigate dangerous situations
  • Ideas to keep your job sites hazard-free and productive
Our Trendlines go deep on the biggest trends. These special reports, produced by our team of award-winning journalists, help business leaders understand how their industries are changing.
Davide Savenije Editor-in-Chief at Industry Dive.