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Construction workers still at high risk for strains and sprains

from Reuters

Despite significant improvements in the last 25 years, U.S. construction workers are still at high risk for on-the-job injuries to muscles, tendons, joints and nerves, a new study reports. These work-related injuries often occur because of overwork, excessive exposure to vibration, bending, twisting and adopting awkward body postures. Collectively known as work-related musculoskeletal disorders, or WMSDs, they can be costly. The estimated wage loss for private wage-and-salary construction workers in 2014 was $46 million, the study authors say. more


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