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Construction physical ill health risks: Key points

Construction workers are exposed to physical ill health risks from noise, vibration, manual handling and doing repetitive tasks. You need to be aware of the significance of the ill health effects these cause and the main risk factors behind them. Below are some key points.


The key physical risk health effects in construction are:

Main risk factors

The risk of getting these ill health conditions is related to a number of common factors:

Physical ill-health conditions are preventable if you take the right steps.

Updated 2020-09-07