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Doctor insights on: Kids Crafts With Construction Paper

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What are the health risks faced by construction workers?

What are the health risks faced by construction workers?

Construction workers: See: https://www.osha.gov/dte/grant_materials/fy09/sh-19495-09/health_hazards_workbook.pdf

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Is there such a thing as hearing things louder than other people? construction noises bother me but not my neighbors, does that have to do with asperg

Is there such a thing as hearing things louder than other people? construction noises bother me but not my neighbors, does that have to do with asperg

YES: Hyperacusis: a medical condition in which the auditory nerve is overly sensitive. May be from underlying illness or a neurological issue. Consult an ENT and a neurologist for further testing. ...Read more

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Is being around construction ok for pregnant women?

Is being around construction ok for pregnant women?

Dust and heavy lifti: If you are the crew than my advice is don't undertake any job involving heavy lifting. Dust can be a problem, if there it is remodeling job on a old building then be careful about lead poising. Apart from that I do not see any other harm. ...Read more

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What are the best safety glasses to get for working with road construction?

What are the best safety glasses to get for working with road construction?

Safety glasses: Your employer likely has a required type but if not, you want safety glasses that are certified to be protective. Ask for employer for their requirement. ...Read more

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My fingers are stiff in the morning and sometimes hard to open. Started after working construction using chipper gun alot?

My fingers are stiff in the morning and sometimes hard to open. Started after working construction using chipper gun alot?

Wear gloves?: Hopefully you are wearing gloves to minimize the vibration wear and tear this can have on your hands. I experience similar things in my profession. Seeing a physical therapist might be a good idea, they may be able to give you excercises you can do to help keep things in check. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about construction dust & damage to baby's lungs?

Should i be worried about construction dust & damage to baby's lungs?

Cough: An infants lungs are growing and new units are being added to the lungs as they grow. It is best to avoid dust which can irritate the lining of the airway and cause a cough. ...Read more

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What are some construction materials that cause respiratory symptoms?

What are some construction materials that cause respiratory symptoms?

Many: There are many possible respiratory irritants in construction materials. Most commonly, the irritants include sawdust, drywall dust, and chemical fumes (from paints, solvents, adhesives, and others.). Additionally, construction can "stir up" dust containing viruses (hanta virus found in rodent droppings) and asbestos. ...Read more

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51 year old construction worker with DDD and stenosis no pain yet must I get in future?

51 year old construction worker with DDD and stenosis no pain yet must I get in future?

DDD: This is a degenerative condition and conceivably could get worse over time . If you are doing construction work this could also add to the chance of worsening of the condition ...Read more

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Is it true that people working in construction industry are at a higher risk for kidney diseases?

Is it true that people working in construction industry are at a higher risk for kidney diseases?

Not likely so...: Due to the nature of their work, dehydration may occur more often in these folks in summer months, but often not the cause of long-term kidney disease. Maybe more accident/trauma? They are more physically active, thus less obesity, blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes problems, thus actually may have lower incidence of kidney disease comparing to less active/desk workers. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more