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Occupational health status of construction workers: A review

Gourab Biswas, Arkajit Bhattacharya, Rina Bhattacharya.


In the development of a country, construction industry has a significant role. About 350 million people of the world are directly involved in this sector, and the number is growing at a fast rate in the cities. Due to several occupational health risks, this sector is placed top of the list according to workplace accidents and injuries. Workers of this sector expose several types of fatal occupational health hazards daily. Moreover, socioeconomically poor people, particularly from rural areas, are engaged in this sector. Research on occupational health is highly needed to give safety and awareness to the mason workers. Present work is a review of researches from the available published articles to get a broad spectrum of occupational health problems of construction workers. Standard databases are used to collect articles on occupation, health, and working environment. Musculoskeletal disorders are very common among the construction workers. Workplace injuries are mainly due to improper use of personal protective equipments.

Key words: Occupational Health; Musculoskeletal Disorder; Construction Workers

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