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Construction Work Health and Safety Hazards

Health and safety hazards for construction workers include:

  • Injury from overexertion, repetitive manual tasks, or working in awkward positions.
  • Exposure to toxic molds, fungi, and bird or rodent droppings.
  • Exposure to lead, wood dust, asbestos, paints, solvents, and other toxic chemicals.
  • Working in extreme temperatures, with risks of frostbite and heat stress.
  • Exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
  • Injuries from using hand tools, powered tools and heavy powered equipment.
  • Excessive vibration in the hands, arms or body from powered tools or equipment.
  • Injury hazards from working in confined spaces and working at heights.
  • Hearing loss from noise exposure.
  • Electrical hazards from power tools, equipment, and power lines.
  • Injury hazards from slips, rips and falls.
  • Respiratory and fire hazards from wood dust.
  • Stress and increased injury hazards from shift work and extended work days.