The Office

Getting There is Half the Battle

January 7th 2020
By: Carrie Whitfield

It’s easy to think that just because you aren’t surrounded by open trenches or the purr of a dozer all day that you aren’t really exposed to hazards during your day.

Per OSHA, construction projects account for one in five worker deaths annually. If one worker out of five is being killed on a construction site, where are the other 4 workers dying?

The most frequent types of fatalities are transportation incidents, accounting for 40% of all work-related fatalities in 2018. (https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cfoi.pdf)

Safety starts the moment you wake up, not the moment you get to work. Be ready for your journey.

About Carrie Whitfield

Carrie Whitfield joins ASA with 12 years of experience supporting Alaska’s oil and gas industry, both on and off the North Slope. Since 2009, she has specialized in construction and operations health, safety and environmental training development and delivery, as well as compliance-database administration and project-turnover coordination. Carrie holds a Construction Health and Safety Technologist (CHST) certification and other training certifications. Prior North Slope experience includes field safety on Point Thomson, Skid 50, various pipeline-renewal projects and construction-turnover coordination.

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