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The construction industry is one of the biggest sectors in the world. In the United States alone, it employs more than 7 million people as of 2021, despite the challenges the industry faced throughout the pandemic. The nature of construction means that, in addition to being one of the largest industries in the world, it is also one of the most dangerous. Fatal injury rates are climbing since 2020, though on-the-job fatalities have started to fall.
What are some of the most common health issues that construction workers face, and how can we prevent them?
1. Inhalation Hazards
The construction industry relies on a variety of different materials to get the job done. While most of the obviously hazardous materials like asbestos can only be found in older structures, and encountered