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Road to Regulation Paved with Conflicting Intentions

Discusses the conflict that often arises between protecting workers via strong regulations and dealing with large construction firms who oppose the re...

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...

Competent Person Scaffold Inspection Checklist

A checklist of items a competent person should complete daily for scaffold safety....

Toolbox : Ladder Extends 3 Feet Above Landings

Describes the OSHA rules for use of a portable ladder to access an upper landing surface – the side rails must extend at least 3 feet above the land...

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...

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...

Optimal Ergonomic Design of Concrete Cellular Blocks

A study of three different designs of concrete cellular blocks and their impact on the musculoskeletal issues of workers handling them....

Ergonomic Interventions to Reduce Back Injuries in the Home Building Industry

Results of a study of interventions to reduce musculoskeletal injuries in home building by changing the way that activities such as drywall hanging ar...

Evaluation of Participative Projects in the Construction Industry : An Analysis of the Effectiveness of the Results in Practice

Report on the results of several projects in which a number of people participated in the design of mechanical devices to reduce labor....

Impact of Spatial Factors on Bricklaying Ergonomics

Report on the results of a study of the prevalence of musculoskeletal problems among masons and their perceived discomfort using different working pos...