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What are the risks of working in construction?

I started technical training in construction and would like to know more information

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Byron’s Answer

One risk would be industry stability. If construction work slows down you may need to supplement your income in other ways.
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Kevin’s Answer

My 19 year old son loves working with his hands so he went into demolition and construction right out of high school. What he found was that the work was physically intense and the days were long. The biggest risk that he ran into was a workplace that allowed for the use of products that inhibit work and safety. He ended up quitting a position because he felt that he was physically in danger from employees making poor decisions while working and while driving to and from work locations.
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Samuel’s Answer

Just as the others have responded, the risks are mostly physical and safety related. There's the environment that you find yourself in, meaning, heights, traffic, water, electricity, and breathing risks, and then there's the use of the body in a manner that wears the body out prematurely. As an engineer working in the construction field as an engineer versus working as a laborer, there are many of the same risks, but you can concurrently build your non-physical skills and be headed toward a position in management. Also, too much work inside without physical activity is also not good, so the key is to find the balance that satisfies your passion, and keep checking with your health provider to monitor your longevity. If you are asking about career risks, I would say that if you have a passion for design work, then too long of a career in construction will put you in a position where you may need to take a cut in pay to get back on the design track, but if you love the construction side, then I would say that there are minimal risks, as long as you keep your eye on the ball, check your health regularly, and continue your career with added learning and integrity. Stay away from trades that do not use OSHA regulations as a minimum standard.
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James’s Answer

Construction can be a very physical job depending on the type of work . For example, roofing or brick laying requires lifting heavy materials. You always want to keep safety in mind to make sure you do not hurt yourself performing the job which could shorten your career. Currently construction workers are in high demand.
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