Chances are that pretty good that most construction workers, like bricklayers, suffer from some type of repetitive injury to a particular part of the body. One of the most common body parts injured at work is the back. According to OSHA, back disorders result from exceeding the capability of the muscles, tendons, discs, or the cumulative effect of reaching while lifting, poor posture and bad body mechanics — how one lifts, pushes, pulls, or carries objects.
Mechanical contractors TCM have figured out a better way to manufacture, package, and assemble OSA dampers — 200+ lb. automatic louvers that control the fresh air flow in a building’s HVAC system.
Mental Health, Addiction and Suicide Prevention in the Construction Industry
The construction industry is ranked one of the top nine industries at risk for suicide.
For years, contractors have been dumping smaller debris bins into larger trash dumpsters, either manually or by forklift. Many personnel have been injured: back strains, arms hurt, shoulder injuries, severed/lacerated fingers, pinch-point injuries, etc.
McKinstry, a national leader in designing, constructing and managing high-performance buildings, started a safety transformation journey in 2013 and has been making major company-wide changes to its program with the goal of being an industry leader by 2020. McKinstry is focused on becoming an industry leader through a variety of metrics and behaviors.
Zero incidents through collaboration.
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