Despite all measures to prevent accidents, today's highly competitive construction industry partly lays the groundwork for those conditions which increase chances of crippling injury. For example, most contractors work against a deadline, and this challenge is compounded when delays by inclement weather force work to speed along even faster than usual. Additionally, a certain number of new personnel may be slightly unfamiliar with the job or with safety rules. These conditions lead to a hurry up pace by people who may not yet be thoroughly acquainted with the jobs or the jobsite. And these are the conditions which foster accidents. But once companies have provided safety devices, they must still enlist the cooperation of employees in observing proper work practices. This, generally, is the most challenging aspect of any safety program, and it is the responsibility of top management to set the proper example for employees. Workers must be convinced that observance of safety rules not only prevents injury, but can also result in more money in their pockets by reducing job costs, thereby increasing profits and spurring the opportunity for better wages. Concrete contractors should follow these rules in administering an adequate safety program: (1) publicize the program; (2) develop a program tailored to the particular job; (3) create an incentive with a system of awards; (4) be certain employees- especially new ones- wear proper clothing and are indoctrinated in their duties; (5) maintain adequate first aid facilities; (6) stress that safety of the public and prevention of property damage are definite objectives; (7) promote good housekeeping; and (8) see to it that safety is practiced on the job everyday, not simply now and then.