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OSHA: Hazards of Unintended release of Buckets from Quick Couplers on Hydraulic Excavators

Describes a number of fatal accidents caused by the unexpected release of an excavator bucket from a quick coupling device on a hydraulic excavator an...

Construction-Zone Safeguards Adopted for Dump Trucks

The Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has begun requiring new safeguards to better protect construction workers from dump trucks tha...

Occupational Injuries among US Construction Workers Treated at the George Washington University Emergency Department, 1990-97

This report profiles injury tracking of emergency room visits to George Washington University Hospital, from 1990 through 1997. Includes information o...

OSHA Residential Construction page

Describes OSHA standards that apply to residential construction. Also provides a variety of resources on safety and health programs, training and dire...

Operating Heavy Equipment

This CPWR Hazard Alert on Operating Heavy Equipment focuses on the dangers of operating heavy equipment such as rollovers, running over others and bei...

Colors Warn About Noise

Describes a program where colored stickers are placed on heavy equipment to indicate how loud the equipment is and whether hearing protection is neede...

Compactor Overturns and Rollover Protective Structures

This study examined government investigation reports of work-related deaths and injuries in 1986- 2002 to learn the public health implications of a wi...

Fatality Narrative: Bullldozer Operator Killed in Rollover on Icy Slope

A FACE report from WISHA describes the death of an operating engineer (IUOE), who was not wearing a seatbelt and was crushed to death in Washington st...

Preventing Worker Deaths When Struck By Construction Equipment

Describes statistics on worker fatalities in roadway construction, causes of fatalities, case studies and prevention measures...

Roadway Safety: Emergencies

A handout describing the most common emergencies in roadway work and how to respond to them most effectively. Part of a collection. Click on the 'coll...