>  Risks Facing Women in Construction
Women in construction face a broad range of occupational risks ranging from reproductive hazards to violence, according to a new report from the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health.  Women make up about 9 percent of the construction industry in the United States, the report states. The leading causes of death to women in construction were transportation incidents, violence and falls. Many women in construction may work as flaggers – a job that has a high death rate. The article makes note of concerns about the lack of correct fitting PPE for women in construction, including fall protection harnesses.

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