The Obesity Epidemic and the Construction Industry

Various organizations, as high-profile as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have stated that America has an obesity epidemic. And this epidemic has affected the construction industry, as 43 percent of workers in construction are overweight, compared to only 35 percent of workers in all other industries. The amount of construction workers suffering fatal injuries on the job has increased. And while some of these deaths are the result of freak accidents, this rise can also be attributed to the increased number of overweight workers in construction.

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