Imagine if your construction superintendent was involved in a car accident while traveling between job sites and the resulting injury left him off work for months. Not only would that be horrible for the injured superintendent and his loved ones, but morale in your company could suffer, projects might fall behind, work quality may suffer, and someone will have to pick up the slack to keep your projects and workers on track.
Over the last several years, safety has become a focus for many contractors. This includes obvious job site hazards, such as unprotected falls, struck-by objects, caught in-between, and electrical shocks, but it also includes unseen mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts, which can be just as hazardous to worker safety.
2021 was quite a year for the construction industry. With high material costs and supply chain issues, we can no longer expect that standard items will be readily available. Coupled with the skilled labor shortage, it was a challenging year.