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Bright Idea #6 Trailer Lift

Workers created a lift that can be attached to a trailer to load and unload a plate compactor, reducing back strain for a reasonable cost of about $60...

Rebar-Tying Machines Part 1

Presents the results of a study on the musculoskeletal impact of re-bar tying machines and concludes that the machines reduce risks of upper limb inju...

Improving Safety Can Save You Money

Provides data on the financial benefits of improving safety with information on direct and indirect costs of injuries and illnesses....

Knee Pain and Discomfort

Describes the way that the knee functions, injuries that can occur and potential treatments....

How Much Am I Allowed to Lift?

A discussion about how much can be lifted safely, including a link to a calculator....

Curing Construction Health Woes

A description of common health issues in construction and preventative measures, focusing on musculoskeletal disorders, hearing loss, inhalation hazar...

Ready Mixed Concrete Truck Drivers: Work-Related Hazards and Recommendations for Controls

An in-depth report on the hazards faced by ready-mix concrete drivers, statistics and suggestions for improving their health and safety....

New Tools for Drywall Finishers May Reduce Injury Risk

Describes results of testing of new finishing tools for drywall finishers such as spring powered flat boxes and corner applicators....

Ergonomics Awareness Training for Construction Workers (Outline of a 2-hr Master Ergonomic Training Curriculum)

The outline of a program that can be used to train workers about ergonomics, including definitions, risk factors, and discussions about how to lessen...

Surveillance of Construction Workers in North Carolina, Ohio, and Missouri :Summary of Final report to CPWR: January 2001

An in-depth report on the cause of death in construction workers in North Carolina over a 10 year period, including recommendations on improving healt...