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It’s Time to Stop the Pain: Preventing Overexertion Injuries

In the construction industry, overexertion injuries form a serious and growing problem affecting workers of all ages in various trades.1 

These injuries cause employees to miss days of work, companies to lose billions of dollars and hours of productivity, and overall, fewer work opportunities within the industry as project owners and gcs increasingly prequalify subcontractors based on safety records.2

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About the Author

Eileen Betit

Eileen P. Betit is Director, Research to Practice at CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training in Silver Spring, MD.

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