Because construction painters apply finishes to a wide variety of structures—from bridges to the interiors and exteriors of buildings—they may work both indoors and out. Painting requires a lot of climbing, bending, kneeling, and stretching. Industrial construction painters typically work outdoors in dry, warm weather. Those who paint bridges or building infrastructure may be exposed to extreme heights and uncomfortable positions; some construction painters work suspended with ropes or cables. Construction painters have a rate of injury and illness that is among the highest of all occupations. Falls from ladders, muscle strains from lifting, and exposure to irritants such as plaster dust are common risks.