The construction industry, as pointed out in a previous post, is vital to society. It is what results in homes, office buildings, roads, bridges and other structures being built. However, those working in this industry go to work everyday facing many risks and dangers. Even when certain steps are taken to improve the safety and wellbeing of construction workers, they are still, unfortunately, harmed in accidents.
No matter what time of year it is, Ohio residents can see various types of structures and roads being constructed. Construction workers play a vital role in society; building roads, bridges, homes and offices. Unfortunately, however, these employees face many risks and dangers on the job. Although certain measures are taken, such as training and providing safety gear, these steps do not always prevent serious, and even fatal, construction accidents from occurring.
Like many industries across the nation, the construction field has drastically changed over the years. The changes are not only noticeable in the way things are built and what tools and methods are utilized, but also in the way workers are protected. It is well known that construction workers face many risks and dangers on the job; however, these dangers were much worse several decades ago.
Injuries or illnesses can happen in any line of work. Even office workers can experience illnesses due to toxic exposure in their work environment. It is not uncommon for writers and administrative assistants to experience carpal tunnel syndrome due to excessive typing. While these injuries and illnesses may appear minor, they still can affect a person and prevent people from working.
Maintaining and repairing our infrastructure is crucial to the growth and well-being of our society. Construction of new buildings, whether residential, commercial or industrial leads to jobs and a better life for all. But, working in a construction zone can be dangerous.