Damage of top 5 construction trades to various parts of a body from work-related musculoskeletal symptoms (Holmstrom and Engholm 2003) Body part Trades Neck Crane operators Painters Insulators Scaffolders Machine operators Shoulder Scaffolders Insulators Painters Crane operators Machine operators Elbow Scaffolders Bricklayers Roofers Sheet metal workers Insulators Wrist or hand Scaffolders Sheet metal workers Floorers
Rock workers Glaziers Upper back Insulators Scaffolders Crane operators Glaziers Roofers Hip Roofers Rock workers Asphalt workers Bricklayers Ground preparators Knee Floorers
Plumbers Roofers Sheet metal workers Insulators Ankle or foot Scaffolders Roofers Sheet metal workers Rock workers Repair men Lower back Roofers Floorers
Scaffolders Insulators Bricklayers Table 2.
830 managers n 610 clerical staff n 590 professionals n 180 technicians n 1,260 into`wood trades' 490 bricklayers n 370 painters and decorators n 170 plasterers n 200 roofers n 160 floorers
n160 glaziers n 160 other specialist building operatives n 120 scaffolders n n 80 plant mechanics/fitters n160 plant operatives 120 steel erectors (structural)410 other civilengineeringn 350 general operatives n n 700 electricians n
The 10 occupations which have contracted most over the past three years are debt, rent and other cash collectors (down 52% to 20,000), TV, video and audio engineers (down 46% to 6,000), insurance underwriters (down 45% to 20,000), social and humanities scientists (down 42% to 10,000), waste disposal and environmental services managers (down 40% to 13,000), floorers
and wall tilers (down 39% to 25,000), managers and proprietors in forestry and fishing (down 34% to 8,000), quarry workers and related operatives (down 38% to 9,000), rail construction and maintenance officers (down 32% to 9,000) and sheet metal workers (down 33% to 13,000).