Back problems from construction

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Back Problems

On construction sites back problems are the most commonly occurring injury.  Workers labor day & sometimes night picking up, moving, & installing things. So you can expect something to go wrong.  About 1 in every ten construction workers get injured throughout their work hours, and a lot of them miss a minimum 31 days from these injuries.

Here are some common factors that end up causing injuries:

 

Repetitive Movement

 

Construction workers are constantly doing repetitive movements throughout the day.  For example, picking up materials and carrying them into the job site.  This requires the same function over and over again, making the same muscles to be strained out of proportion.  Ways to prevent this is to constantly be stretching, drinking water, and eating in-between doing your repetitive movement.

 

Incorrect use of tools

 

A common mistake by the younger workers is that they like to play around. And can get seriously hurt doing it.  So many things can go wrong on a construction site so it’s important to be cautious.  Examples of things that can happen are hammering your own fingers, cutting yourself, dropping things on your toes.  How can you prevent this? Just be careful at all times while remembering to stay vigilant.

 

Trench or scaffolding collapse

 

This is something hard to prevent but is still important to be as careful as possible about.  During an incident like this a helmet is extremely important for survival because “Struck by Object” is one of the most common construction worker deaths in the United States.

 

Failure to use protective equipment

 

Don’t be the guy that wasn’t wearing their helmet when the planks fell on everyone’s head.  It’s so important to always be following the safety guidelines so you can ensure yourself better safety.  Always wear gloves, hard sole boots, & be vigilant.

Learn how to store your tools with this workbench!

 

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