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New York Alberta : Surcharge for Safety

A newspaper article on safety describes the New York surcharge on workers’ comp premiums that is used for training. There is evidence that the train...

Dangerous Bridge Led to OSHA Official's Resignation

A newspaper article talking about an OSHA inspector who quit because he reported an unsafe practice but OSHA did not respond and a worker subsequently...

Too High a Price : Sartain

A newspaper article talking about a worker who developed symptoms of Parkinson’s disease due to manganese poisoning. Part of a collection. Click on...

Too High a Price : Barrows

A newspaper article talking about a worker who had extreme lead poisoning due to unsafe practices by a contractor. Part of a collection. Click on the...

Workers Comp in Texas

Describes a workers’ comp law in Texas that is being challenged as being stacked against injured workers. Part of a collection. Click on the 'collec...

An Ergonomics Training Intervention With Construction Workers : Effects on Behavior and Perceptions

Presents the results of a study in which a two-hour ergonomics and body conditioning training module was presented to construction workers on a large...

Decreasing Workload Among Construction Workers With the Use of Four New Pieces of Equipment

Report on the results of a study to determine whether four pieces of equipment for cutting moulding, cutting reinforcement rods, carrying carpet rolls...

Best Practices Sampling : A Participatory Approach to Improved Construction Safety Performance

Implemented and tested an approach to safety practices called Best Practices Sampling where workers are involved in the process to increase safety an...

U.S. Construction Labor Productivity Trends, 1970-1998

Study indicating that technological advances combined with depressed real wages increased construction labor productivity through the 1980s and 1990s....

Return-on-Investment (ROI) Analysis of Education and Training in the Construction Industry

This report reviews Return-On-Investment (ROI) to education and training in the construction industry and makes recommendations for the further develo...