Saw dust, metal shavings, paint and other construction materials are the usual suspects for causing potentially harmful eye damage to construction workers. But for those who work outdoors, the sun is also the cause of irreversible damage to the eyes.
Poor communication between work crews and supervisors is one of the leading causes of accidents on construction sites. Hearing difficulties, due to the high level of sound emitted from construction equipment, is one contributing factor to miscommunication. Some equipment emits sounds higher than 125 decibels, which makes communicating with other workers nearly impossible.