Power tools are a huge benefit on any construction site, allowing workers to complete tasks far faster and easier than hand tools ever could -- but they're also the source of a lot of injuries and fatalities.
There are a lot of televisions shows and websites that encourage people to roll up their sleeves, pick up some power tools and make the changes they want to see happen in their surroundings themselves instead of hiring a professional. These days, it's easier than ever to "do-it-yourself" because even expensive power tools are available for rent through a lot of home improvement stores.
There's no doubt that construction work can be dangerous. Any time you're doing physical labor or working with heavy machinery, there is some risk of injury.
Springtime brings with it a lot of new things: longer days, blooming flowers, singing birds... and construction season.
Ohio construction workers have certain rights under state and federal law. One of these rights is to work in an environment that is as safe and healthful as possible. Among other things, this means that construction companies are required to provide workers with personal protective equipment whenever it is necessary to help prevent injuries or illnesses.