We are all affected by distraction each and every day. Sometimes it’s blatantly apparent, like when you notice the driver next to you texting behind the wheel. Other times it’s more subtle. Either way, it’s dangerous. Workers in particular industries, like the construction industry, should be especially mindful of resisting distraction. This is because the men and women who work on and near construction sites are already at a heightened risk for injury, but when you add distraction to the mix the likelihood of injury increases immediately.
Do you have a loved one who is a construction worker or operates heavy equipment? Talk to them about distraction today. It should not be a surprise that mining is one of the most dangerous industries when it comes to risk of injury, especially when a forklift is involved. Forklifts, like any motorized vehicle, can become instrumentalities for injuries when the operator becomes distracted. For more information about distraction or work related injuries click here.