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Deadly Trades

Discussion of a nine-month investigation by the Houston Chronicle that found that some, and perhaps many, of the deaths, illnesses and injuries in the...

An Analysis of Fatal Events in the Construction Industry 2001

An in-depth analysis of fatal construction incidents in 2001 based on OSHA inspections, including cause of incident and comparisons with previous year...

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...

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...

Competent Person Scaffold Inspection Checklist

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

The Influence of Work Organization in the Correct Postures Maintenance in Civil Construction Tasks

Reports on an observational study of civil engineering work in Brazil which uncovered several areas where work practices result in ergonomically unsaf...

Postural Stability During Simulated Drywall Lifting and Hanging Tasks

Report on the results of a study on workers' postural instability while lifting or hanging drywall sheets....

Walkthrough Ergonomic Checklist for Evaluating Slip/Fall Potential in Lead Abatement Tasks

Report on a study designed to develop a tool to determine the ergonomic risk factors of cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs) and slips/ fall potential a...

Ladder Safety

Information on OSHA requirements for training on the proper and safe use of ladders including sections such as ladder selection, inspection and proper...

Virtual Reality For Young Construction Workers Instruction and Training

A study using virtual reality to train workers how to use scaffolds safely...