Hazards for Construction and Other Outside Workers

Construction, utility, and other sectors with outdoor workers face a plethora of health hazards each day. Aside from extreme weather conditions, construction teams and contractors often face exposure to dangerous chemicals, biohazards, poisonous plants and venomous wildlife. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers advice to employers. “Employers should train outdoor workers about their workplace hazards, including hazard identification and recommendations for preventing and controlling their exposures.” The CDC website also says that lightening most often strikes construction workers, laborers, machine operators, engineers, roofers, and pipefitters while they are on the job.

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/outdoor/

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