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Health Hazards At Construction Sites

Health Hazards At Construction Sites

Don’t neglect your health when working at a construction site!

Construction can be a dangerous job for a number of reasons. People need to be educated on the risks of construction sites before they enter into the industry. There is a slew of health hazards always present at construction sites. Here are some of the greatest health hazards you want to be on the lookout for.

Asbestos

This danger kills many people every single year. If asbestos fibers are breathed in, they can easily cause cancer and damage a person’s lungs. It is vital you determine if asbestos fibers present before entering a construction site. A major issue though is that it can be hard to detect. Construction workers could be in a lot of trouble if asbestos fibers become airborne and are present in the air they are breathing in.

Loud Noises

Construction sites can be freakishly loud. Individuals who do construction for a living are very susceptible to hearing damage or loss. You can develop tinnitus rather quickly if you are not careful. It is also important to note that just because you do not currently have any of the symptoms of tinnitus does not mean you won’t be experiencing the effects later in life. Construction workers would be wise to use earplugs whenever they are working in a loud environment. It is their responsibility to protect their hearing at all times.

Dermatitis

This condition occurs when a person’s skin is overexposed to hazardous substances. It happens a lot to construction workers who frequently work with wet cement. It is necessary to wear gloves and other forms of protective clothing to protect your skin at all times.

Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

There are consequences from constantly using hand-held power tools such as drills and electric saws. HAVS is a condition that affects an individual’s fingers, hands, and arms and can bring permanent nerve damage. If a person does construction for a living, this can be difficult to avoid because they are always using power tools. The more vibration a construction worker experiences, the more this condition will occur. If possible, try using low vibration tools when you are working.

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Serving Maryland's Commercial & Residential Builders & Developers Since 1928 Reliable Contracting Company, Inc. maintains a reputation as a leader in the construction industry. Our clientele includes builders, developers, individuals and government agencies. With projects ranging in cost from $10,000 to over $10 million, Reliable can be seen working on Maryland's roads, highways, airports, office parks, shopping centers, hospitals, churches, and residential neighborhoods earning our reputation by providing clients with consistent quality and dedication to their projects. Reliable Contracting Co., Inc. is a Proud Member of the following organizations: Associated Builders and Contractors, Chesapeake Chapter - www.abc-chesapeake.org Maryland Asphalt Association - www.mdasphalt.org Maryland Transportation Builders and Materials Association - www.mtbma.org National Asphalt Paving Association (NAPA) - www.asphaltpavement.org West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce - www.waaccc.org Leadership Anne Arundel - www.leadershipaa.org National Federation of Independent Business - www.nfib.com U.S. Chamber of Commerce - www.uschamber.com Homebuilders Association of MD - www.homebuilders.org
2410 Evergreen Road
Gambrills
MD
21054
USA
Serving Maryland's Commercial & Residential Builders & Developers Since 1928 Introduction Reliable Contracting Company, Inc. maintains a reputation as a leader in the construction industry. Our clientele includes builders, developers, individuals and government agencies. With projects ranging in cost from $10,000 to over $10 million, Reliable can be seen working on Maryland's roads, highways, airports, office parks, shopping centers, hospitals, churches, and residential neighborhoods earning our reputation by providing clients with consistent quality and dedication to their projects.
2410 Evergreen Road, Suite 200
Gambrills
MD
21054
USA