Construction often involves doing heavy work. It still happens too often that workers have to lift, carry, push or pull too many and (too) heavy materials. Physical overloading due to heavy lifting and carrying results in physical complaints and disorders (of the neck, shoulders, arms and back). Almost half of absenteeism in construction is a result of these complaints.
you might incur an injury.
Measures against overloading:
In the design phase:
Next to lifting, there are other physically demanding aspects: