Though their working conditions have notably improved over the last years, employees of construction companies are no less exposed to certain occupational risks associated with inclement weather, noise, carrying heavy loads, and handling harsh substances. In addition, changing laws and environmental measures have made the construction professions steadily more complex.
Prevalent pathological conditions:
- Musculoskeletal disorders linked with carrying heavy loads and exposure to inclement weather
- Dermatologic conditions associated with handling of harsh materials like cement
- Hearing problems connected to work in noisy environments
- Tobacco, OTC and prescription drug, and alcohol addictions