What is the leading cause of contractors workplace death?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the leading cause of workplace death is overwhelmingly motor vehicle accidents. Falls, slips, trips (especially on ladders) ranked second. Accidents can be reduced with a simple change of habits. Such as avoiding left turns and tailgating. Turning right comes with its own risks, but there are even more things you need to think about when flowing closely or turning left. Sleep well, eat well, and exercise so you don’t zone out!
Service trucks and vans loaded with equipment can run-heavy. They weigh more and need more time to stop. Plan your route ahead of time and avoid your smartphone while driving. If you take your eyes off the road for 5 seconds at only 25 mph, it would be the same as driving the length of ten entire commercial vans, blindfolded!
Whether you spend most of your day driving, using equipment, or on a ladder, having patience is the most important element for your safety and the safety of others.