Workers in the construction industry face occupational hazards unlike those of any other industry. Despite best efforts to create a safe work environment, the physically demanding nature of work combined with exposure to heavy equipment, hazardous materials, heights, repetitive motion, and dangerous work sites creates inherent risk. As a result the industry suffers from frequent and severe injuries, leading to high workers’ compensation premiums. Often, when a specialized skilled worker is injured on the job, Return-to-Work via light duty at the employee’s regular work site is simply not an option. Transitional duty at nonprofits through programs like Transition2Work is a viable solution to this industry’s unique Return-to-Work challenges.
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