Construction work isn’t just mentally challenging, it’s physically grueling and often leaves workers nursing bruises, sore muscles and a myriad of other health problems on the weekends. There’s lifting involved, working with heavy machinery, manual tasks like digging and chopping, laying concrete etc. And that’s just scratching the surface.
Over the years, wear and tear on the body adds up. Health problems like arthritis, slipped disks, joint point and tendinitis flare up if they aren’t addressed, and without proper rest and relaxation their symptoms only get worse.
Since most contractors and construction workers rely on their bodies to make an income, it’s necessary that they show up, even if they’re feeling sick, unwell or suffering through an injury suffered on the job.
For years, scientists, engineers and other industry experts have tried to come up with ways to solve the problem of construction’s demand on the physical body, but it hasn’t been until recently where progress is actually being made.
According to ConstructionDive.com, new tools are being designed to weigh less, and are easier to maneuver. Building materials are getting lighter, and as they do, work-related injuries are beginning to decline.
Certainly, the construction industry has a long way to go in regards to improving safety, and finding ways to maintain better health, but it’s exciting to know that progress is being made.