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Construction Laborers

Work Environment

Construction laborers do demanding physical work that is sometimes dangerous. They may need to lift heavy weights, kneel, crouch, stoop, crawl, or work in awkward positions. Much of the job is outdoors, sometimes in hot or cold weather, in wind or rain, or in dust, mud, noise, or other uncomfortable conditions. Laborers may be exposed to fumes, odors, dangerous particles, or irritating chemicals. They need to be constantly aware of danger and must be careful to observe good safety practices at all times. Often they wear gloves, hats, and vision, respiratory, or hearing protection to help avoid injury.

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