Bringing Wellness To Construction

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Construction work is demanding – both physically and mentally – and the likelihood of injury or disability is higher than other sectors.  The construction industry has done an excellent job at emphasizing and improving site safety so that everyone goes home safe every day, but what about going home healthy?

A new industry brief developed in collaboration with Structure Tone and BCCI Construction seeks to explore how wellness can be integrated on construction sites. Workplace wellness programs and have become popular in corporate commercial environments, yet have largely not been extended to the ‘workplace’ of the people actually building these offices. This article explores ways the construction industry can address more holistic health and wellness issues like dehydration, weight management, poor air quality, and stress.