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As most of us know from personal experience, construction is dangerous work. That means some of the people who work for you are going to get hurt sooner or later. But how often and how badly they're injured isn't just a matter of luck; you can strongly influence the outcome by taking a realistic and consistent approach toward on-site safety. A Few Sobering Facts If someone gets hurt on one of your job sites because of a hazard you could have corrected, it's defined as negligence, and it can cost you everything you have in a legal judgment. If someone is killed on your job and it's defined as criminal negligence, OSHA will do everything within its considerable power