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Labor Concerns for Homeowners, Housing Developers, Housing Institutions, Researchers, and Product Innovators

Homeowners, housing developers, and housing institutions ultimately bear the cost of unsafe working conditions. Preventive safety measures taken on a construction site can reduce the number of accidents and fatalities. With these reductions, builders pay less for workers' compensation, building inspector fines, and high insurance rates, thereby reducing their cost of construction.

PATH encourages such measures and spreads the word about safe construction environments. To housing institutions, PATH suggests that when builders maintain low accident rates, they can be rewarded with decreased insurance premiums. Researchers and product innovators can focus on labor safety and skills in conjunction with use of their products. Providing clear training manuals and resources for installation can help promote on-the-job safety.

Content updated on 10/29/2004

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