Most likely you’ve seen the famous photograph, Lunch Atop a Skyscraper. It’s a great photo, partially because even people 80 years ago were shocked, impressed, or scared by the everyday workmen casually risking their lives over a boxed lunch.
Luckily this risky work environment is unheard of on today’s American worksites, but it’s easy to take for granted how far construction site safety has come over the last century. That’s why this Thanksgiving, Porta-King is looking back on the history of construction site safety to see how far we’ve come.
According to the US Department of Labor, falling is one of the top four construction hazards, even with modular buildings today. However, over the last fifty years, laws have been enforced to protect the safety of construction workers. [Read more…]