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Injuries due to falls continue to plague the construction industry. While the median claim cost for a fall from a roof is much higher, falls from ladders were four times higher in frequency. In fact, they are the leading cause of fall injuries.

From June 15 through the end of September, employers in Washington will be required to monitor temperature and air quality, take steps to protect workers from heat and smoke hazards, and provide training and information, among other things.

In high-risk industries like construction, toolbox talks can have a significant impact on safety. Presenting employee safety meetings and toolbox talks don’t need to be a daunting task, but it is required by law that you take the time for these.