Why construction is different.

K. Ringen, A. Englund, L. Welch, J. L. Weeks, J. L. Seegal

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Construction differs markedly from many other types of manufacturing in that the nature of the work exacerbates the safety and health risks faced by workers. Even for workers who have health care coverage, the authors point out, the transient nature of the industry makes it difficult to trace an individual's exposure to health hazards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-259
Number of pages5
JournalOccupational Medicine - State of the Art Reviews
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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