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Ladders

This CPWR Hazard Alert on Ladder Safety describes safety tips for using ladders, statistics on injuries, steps that you can take to protect yourself a...

Bright Idea #2 : Post and Bracket Railing System

Workers developed a post and bracket system to form a safety railing around a construction hole, which can be easily taken down and replaced when acce...

Bright Idea #5 : Crane Mirror

Describes a portable mirror that can be placed on the dash of a crane provide a good view without placing your neck in uncomfortable conditions. Part...

Bright Idea #1 : Spatula

Describes using a spatula to manipulate tiles as they are “buttered” and then moved prior to being set. This is easier and better ergonomically....

Bright Idea #3 : Pipe Wrench Stand

Describes a lightweight pipe-wrench stand that holds one wrench in place while another is used, for 2-wrench jobs. Reduces ergonomic stress. Part of a...

Solvents in Construction

This CPWR Hazard Alert on Solvents addresses the dangers of solvents – often found in many adhesives, paints, and cleaning fluids – if inhaled or...

Trenches

This CPWR Hazard Alert on Trenches points out the very real dangers of trench collapse that lead to 3 worker deaths a month, on average, in the U.S. T...

Silica

This CPWR Hazard Alert on Silica reviews the hazards of silica, the building materials that contain silica, the tasks that expose workers and the meth...

Eye Injuries in Construction

This CPWR Hazard Alert on Eye Injuries describes the kinds of eye injuries that strike more than 10,000 construction workers a year, and what to do to...

Accident Report No. 31 - Fatal Facts

OSHA handout showing how a pipelayer working in an unshored trench was killed when a cave-in buried him up to the waist....