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Toolbox Talk: Lifting and Carrying Materials

The CPWR Toolbox Talk on Lifting & Carrying Materials addresses the risk of back injuries when working with heavy materials. The resource includes a b...

Toolbox Talk: Shift Work, Long Work Hours, and Fatigue

The CPWR Toolbox Talk on Shift Work, Long Work Hours and Fatigue addresses risks associated with fatigued workers. The resource includes a brief case...

Giving Effective Toolbox Talks

This short Laborers' newsletter article describes 13 key elements for creating a toolbox talk that can make a difference on a construction site. The L...

Information Document for Selecting Gloves for Protection Against Mechanical Hazards

This document from IRSST provides excellent guidance on selecting protective gloves against mechanical hazards for occupational use. The aim is to pr...

Research to Practice: Mast Climber Scaffolds

Mast climbing scaffolding (mast climbers) are power-driven work platforms that climb a vertical mast or tower to reach higher and carry greater loads...

3M Technical Bulletin: Personal Protective Equipment and Residential Wildland Fire Cleanup

This 2007 guidance from 3M covers the potential cleanup hazards faced by workers and homeowners after a wildland fire in residential areas. The guide...

How Much Does A Bricklayer Lift?

One page poster/flyer showing how much a bricklayer can potentially lift in a day, week or year....

Interventions to Reduce Back Injuries in Masonry - TIP SHEET

Brief explanation of three approaches to reducing back injuries among bricklayers and other masonry craft workers....

Inverted Drill Press

This 2-min. video shows the Inverted Drill Press in action. CPWR researcher David Rempel, MD, developed the innovative tool to reduce force to the bod...