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Construction Workers / Painkillers essential part of many

Half of construction workers over 35 take pain-killing medicine in order to get through the workday. (Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor)

Working in the construction industry means facing constant pain in the back, shoulders, arms and many older tradesmen are increasingly resorting to painkillers in order to get through the day.

A survey compiled by Jeppe Zielinski Nguyen Ajslev, in connection with his doctoral dissertation at Roskilde University, showed that at seven out of eight construction sites workers fought through work-related pain in order to live up to acceptable norms of what a good construction worker was.

For many, painkillers are required. Half of workers over 35 reported taking pain killers.

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via Painkillers essential part of many construction workers’ days, study finds | The Copenhagen Post | The Danish News in English.

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