- Message from the Co-Chairmen (Spring 2014)
- Can You See Me Now? Visibility in Work Zones at Night
- Manage Your Stress
- Subcontractor Safety
- Emergency Action Plans Help Keep Workers Safe
- Five Useful Apps for Construction Laborers
- FDA Caps Acetaminophen Dosage in Prescription Medications
- Wellness in the Workplace Cuts Chronic Illness Costs
- Workplace Safety Begins with Breakfast
- When Walking for Health Walk for Safety Too
- It's Your Body, So Know Where You're Most at Risk
- LHSFNA Executive Director Named to Cancer Center Advisory Board
It’s Your Body, So Know Where You’re Most at Risk
Do you know which part of the body you are most likely to injure when working in construction?
The answer: your upper body, which includes the shoulders, arms, hands and wrists.
However, if you were asked that question 10 years ago, the answer would have been different – back injuries used to be the most common injury among construction laborers.
More importantly, do you know the common causes of these injuries and the simple steps you can take to help prevent them from happening to you and those around you?
All of this information and more is available in It’s Your Body, which can be ordered through the Publications Catalogue. The LHSFNA has recently updated this short booklet with the most recent data available and given it a fresh, colorful design.
Being aware of the most common injuries facing construction laborers is an important step toward reducing accidents and keeping Laborers safe on the job.