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Who's Safer: New York General Contractors or Specialty Contractors?

A recent study found that there is a significant difference in safety practices among general contractors and specialty contractors. As a New York construction worker, it is important to be aware of these differences and it is important to know what to do if you are hurt by any contractor on the job.

How General Contractors and Specialty Contractors Differ on Safety Practices

Regardless of who employs you, you probably work on a construction site with a New York general contractor and specialty contractors. Accordingly, it is important to be aware of the differences in safety practices among different types of contractors and to take the appropriate steps to stay safe. Specifically, a recent McGraw Hill Construction report found that:

  • 86% of general contractors include workers in developing safety processes compared to 72% of specialty contractors.
  • 89% of general contractors analyze potential site safety hazards during preconstruction compared to 60% of specialty contractors.
  • 86% of general contractors have an open door policy for workers to report potential hazards compared to 62% of specialty contractors.
  • 81% of general contractors conduct regular safety audits with foremen or workers compared to 63% of specialty contractors.

Other important differences in safety practices were also noted in the report.

Call a New York City Construction Accident Lawyer If You're Hurt

If you have been injured by a New York general contractor or specialty contractor, it is important to get the legal help that you need to make a fair recovery. Please contact an experienced New York construction accident lawyer today at 800-362-9329 and please read our FREE pamphlet, "Hurt in a Construction Accident? You're Not Alone" to learn more.

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