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A Checklist for Evaluating Cab Design of Construction Equipment

A checklist to use to evaluate the ergonomics of a cab design, including a case study....

Preventing Injuries When Working with Hydraulic Excavators and Backhoe Loaders

Case studies of workers killed when hit by excavators or loaders and controls that should be instituted to avoid injuries and deaths in these situatio...

NIOSH: Asphalt Fumes Topic Page

A page on the NIOSH website focuses on asphalt fume hazards, listing research documents that cover hazards to roofers, issues during the application o...

OSHA's "$AFETY PAYS" Program

This is a free, interactive software program from OSHA intended to help employers estimate the direct and indirect costs of an injury or illness and c...

ENR Article, Public and Private Training Yields Fewer Mistakes Behind the Wheel

An article in ENR magazine describes a Minnesota state training program to improve construction truck safety and operations, known as Construction Tru...

Excessive Exposure to Silica in the US Construction Industry

Exposures to respirable dust and silica were investigated among 36 construction sites in the USA. This study indicated that silica exposures are gross...

Health and Safety Executive Short Videos on Construction Hazards

Link to a series of videos concerning near-misses and work-related hazards in construction and other industries. The quick-loading one-minute videos...

NIOSH Construction Compendium

One-page summaries of over 100 NIOSH-supported construction safety and health research projects in 2002....

Building Safer Highway Work Zones: Measures to Prevent Worker Injuries From Vehicles and Equipment

A comprehensive study of fatalities and injuries in highway workzones and a set of measures that can be taken to reduce them....

Safety in the Trenches

Excavation and trenching are among the most hazardous construction operations, but using these trenching tips can prevent accidents and save lives....