When you think about construction accidents, you probably picture falling or involvement in an equipment accident. While these hazards often lead to severe injuries or death, they represent only a few of the dangers Cleveland construction workers face every day. An often-overlooked threat to the health and well-being of construction workers involves exposure to toxic chemicals. Below you will find a list of toxic hazards present in the construction industry.
Of all the health risks present in a workplace, exposure to toxic substances is perhaps the most insidious. In many cases, workers cannot even see these substances, making it difficult to protect themselves from exposure. Further, unbeknownst to workers, toxic hazards exist in many industries -- even those that may seem very safe. Following is a partial list of substances that could cause health problems.