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In the construction industry, the demand to quickly produce quality products drive your business forward. Background checks for construction workers are vital as businesses in this industry depend on trustworthy and skilled employees doing the job right. Our customized screening solutions help you build a productive and safe environment.

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Why get a background check for construction workers?

Construction industry employers face numerous challenges, such as a high attrition rate and a constant need for reliable and skilled workers. Background checks can be time-consuming and offer inaccurate results when carried out by inexperienced or non-industry-specific employment screening providers for construction workers and other categories.

Construction managers can be confident in their decision of hiring reliable and competent people by vetting them through a comprehensive screening process. Even a single unskilled worker on the construction site can cause safety issues and risk the lives of many.

Over 50% of on-the-job accidents at construction sites are because of drug abuse as per the National Council on Compensation Insurance. According to the US Department of Labor, substance abuse is the primary factor in 38-50% of workers’ compensation insurance claims, 35% workplace injuries and fatalities, and 40% thefts. In addition to this, it is also worth knowing if construction companies hire felons.

Imagine the number of potential problems you can prevent by undertaking exhaustive background checks conducted by an experienced and capable company such as Peopletrail.

Background Checks for Construction Workers are Vital to Business Growth

Usually, employers know the issues they need to look for in a potential candidate. For instance, a history of drug and alcohol abuse is a serious red flag for construction workers and screening is the way to do it. However, the majority of companies struggle with finding out whether an applicant is being truthful in their denial of having past records or drug problems.

Background checks and screening are especially important at construction sites because workers need to operate heavy machinery and any mistake could cause a life-threatening accident.

Hiring the wrong candidate for a job can wreak havoc at a construction site. Besides the obvious cost of re-employment, the organization may face potential lawsuits, including negligent hiring. Such lawsuits can be expensive and may tarnish the reputation of a company.

In addition, site equipment is typically expensive, and you do not want an unskilled worker who falsified his qualifications to operate these machines. Construction sites also have proprietary information and company property that can be valuable. You increase the likelihood of having equipment and property stolen by hiring someone with a criminal record.

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Peopletrail offers invaluable Background check services for the Construction industry

Background checks offered by Peopletrail are detailed, industry-specific, and exhaustive in their approach. The right background checks, such as drug testing and criminal records can alert prospective employers if a candidate is a good fit or not. Moreover, screening construction workers also bolsters decision-making pertaining to companies hiring felons.

Peopletrail offers dozens of pre-employment and post-employment background checks for the construction industry. A construction business owes it to their clients, employees, and the general public to do everything in their power to hire the most reliable and qualified people to operate heavy machinery and work on the site. Peopletrail can provide the information necessary for making such hiring choices.

Top 8 OSHA Standards Violations

All construction contractors are required to follow the standards and regulations set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). These standards are in place to keep the workforce and workplace free from accidents. Extensive drug testing and background checks can eliminate those applicants that use drugs or have criminal convictions.

The following are the eight most frequently violated standards as stated by Federal OSHA:

  1. Hazard communication standard, general industry
  2. Fall protection, construction
  3. Scaffolding, general requirements, construction
  4. Control of hazardous energy (lockout/Tagout), general industry
  5. Respiratory protection, general industry
  6. Powered industrial trucks, general industry
  7. Ladders, construction
  8. Electrical, wiring methods, components, and equipment

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License Confirmation

Depending upon the type of job you are hiring for, an applicant may be required to have a specific license. This may relate to a class of license that permits them to operate heavy machines or a particular skill to carry out their job responsibilities. The Peopletrail team can verify these licenses so that you are confident in your hiring choices.

Criminal Background Check

Your company may have a policy of not hiring ex-convicts. Prior to extending a job offer, it is recommended that you carry out a criminal background screening to check if the applicant has done something in the past that may negatively affect your business. Peopletrail offers a wide array of criminal background check services. We can find records filed at federal, state, and local courts.

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Build a Crew Quickly with Flexible Packages

It can be hard to find qualified candidates in the present market. Slow background checks can put a wrench in your fast-moving talent acquisition process. Fortunately, Peopletrail prides itself on offering comprehensive yet flexible packages that can allow for faster results.

These are our recommended packages for workers based on their job position:

Entry and Mid-Level

  • Nationwide Criminal Databases Search
  • Social Security Number Trace
  • Domestic Watch List Search
  • Sex Offender Registry Search
  • County Criminal Court Search


  • Employment Verification
  • Education Verification
  • Nationwide Criminal Databases Search
  • Social Security Number Trace
  • Domestic Watch List Search
  • Sex Offender Registry Search
  • County Criminal Court Search

Addressing Handicaps Faced by the Construction Industry

Every industry has its unique sets of challenges and problems. Peopletrail has a deep understanding of how the construction industry runs and your needs as a prospective employer in terms of background checks. A study by the National Council on Compensation Insurance shows that over 50% of accidents that occur at a construction worksite are due to on the job alcohol and drug abuse.

You have expensive equipment, proprietary information, and company property at your worksite. It is necessary to find an applicant that does not have a debt problem or a recent history of theft convictions. Peopletrail has experience in complying with regulatory and government requirements in relation to the construction industry. We are up to date with regulatory requirements set forth by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The construction industry accounts for 12% of fatal work injuries in a year. Adequate screening and background checks can help you hire the right candidates and reduce the number of accidents as well as your liabilities.