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construction workers

Just like any professional athlete, industrial workers’ bodies are their most valuable asset so the AHA has pulled together tools and resources to help manage some of the key health risk factors facing the construction industry.

It’s no secret that industrial careers are hard work.

They are physically and mentally demanding requiring early start times, long hours, strenuous activity and often, eating what’s on hand rather than what’s healthy. We also know that cardiovascular disease disproportionately effects construction industries. That’s why the American Heart Association created an initiative to engage industrial workers across the country and inspire them to live healthier, longer lives.

Construction workers

Key Risk Factors Include:

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1 out of 4 construction workers are obese

construction worker lifting a frame

1 out of 4 construction workers use tobacco

construction worker lifting a frame

Nearly half of all construction workers don’t get enough exercise

construction worker lifting a frame

1 out of 25 construction workers have diabetes

Learn more about cardiovascular disease and the construction industry.

Latest Happenings

Hard Hat with Heart Industry Roundtable

In June, we hosted a virtual Hard Hats with Heart Industry Roundtable with professionals from the local construction industry and community partners with the goal of exchanging ideas and creating a strategy to address employee wellness. The roundtable was led by Dave Drinkward, President & CEO of Hoffman Construction and our 2021 Heart Ball Chair. The group voted to focus on mental wellbeing, including stress management, suicide prevention and chronic disease management. We are working with partners across the industry and will convene again in October.

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