Construction work is ergonomically hazardous, as it requires numerous awkward postures, heavy lifting and other forceful exertions. Prolonged repetition and overexertion have a cumulative effect on workers often resulting in work related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). The United States spends approximately $850 billion a year on WMSDs. Mechanical installation workers experience serious overexertion injuries at rates exceeding the national average for all industries and all construction workers, and second only to laborers.
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- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2011Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 180-183)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Construction