IEC Focus Four Hazards

Do you know how to prevent the “Focus Four Hazards” in your workplace? Falls, Struck-by, Electrocutions, and Caught-in/Between account for 60% of construction fatalities. In 2023, IEC is renewing its commitment to helping members, their employees, and their businesses stay healthy and safe by providing members with resources from reputable public sources and IEC safety leaders. IEC strives to make these accident prevention resources more accessible to members and stress the importance of implementing a safety focus within their organizations.

 

Focus Four Hazards

The four leading causes of construction site deaths are: 
Falls
Struck-by object
Electrocutions
Caught-in/Between

Falls are the leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 378 fatalities in 2021. Of all the Focus Four Hazards, falls are the deadliest. Each year in the U.S. more than 200 construction workers are killed and over 10,000 are seriously injured by falls. These accidents are preventable.

-PLAN ahead to get the job done safely.

-PROVIDE the right equipment.

-TRAIN everyone to use the equipment safely.

More fall prevention resources are available through OSHA