The construction industry is littered with stories of foot-in-mouth disease.
As one of the most dangerous and expensive trades in the world, construction has become synonymous with the risks involved with the job.
But as with all trades, there are some who prefer to avoid the risks altogether.
In a new study, a team of scientists at McGill University found that a minority of builders prefer the foot-over-mouth method of construction, rather than using their feet to build their structures.
“We are not talking about a very large group of builders, but a small percentage,” said Dr. Joanna Parecki, one of lead authors of the study, in an interview with The Globe and Mail.
According to the researchers, the majority of workers surveyed had experienced foot-nose problems while working in construction.
They concluded that while there is a need for safer and more sustainable practices, it is the construction industry’s responsibility to improve conditions in the workplace.
What’s the problem?
The study, conducted by Dr. Parecki and her colleagues, was published online in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
The researchers wanted to determine if there was a relationship between the foot and the construction worker.
To do this, they conducted interviews with 741 workers who had been involved in construction for between 10 and 20 years.
They also surveyed workers at a nearby construction site.
The study also looked at foot-under-mouth and foot-on-toe, or foot-out-of-mouth, construction methods.
According to Pareeki, the findings are concerning.
“The majority of the respondents were wearing construction boots, and many also had difficulty with their joints, which made them prone to infection and injuries.
They did not want to take the risk of contracting infections while working, and they often did not wear protective footwear,” she said.
She also said that the study shows that the problem is widespread.
“When we speak about the risks of foot injury in the construction workforce, we are not referring to the construction workers themselves, but to the workers themselves,” she explained.
In addition to foot-and-mouth problems, the researchers also looked into other occupational injuries.”
As long as we do not understand why some of them choose to wear construction shoes, we can only expect them to continue to work in dangerous conditions, and as a result, to suffer more infections.”
In addition to foot-and-mouth problems, the researchers also looked into other occupational injuries.
According the researchers’ findings, they found that construction workers in general were more likely to experience infections and injuries during construction.
According, one third of construction workers had foot-dislocation, and three quarters of them had a dislocation injury.
While the research team said that it is difficult to say whether the construction shoe companies are responsible for the problem, they do believe that they have to be.
“There is no question that some of the companies do not take the necessary precautions and it is a huge risk for workers,” Parelecki said.
“It would be an even greater risk for our society if they were to take measures that are designed to protect workers from infection and injury,” she added.
“These companies are making decisions that would have a negative impact on the health and safety of our workforce.
If we want to avoid that, we need to make sure that they do not make decisions that put workers’ health and the safety of their colleagues at risk.”