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Scaffold Side Brackets

A description of what constitutes safe use of scaffold side brackets in masonry, according to Ontario provincial regulations....

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Enclosed and Semi-Enclosed Worksites

Carbon monoxide given off by fuel powered equipment can be deadly; enclosed spaces with such equipment in use must be vented to the outside....

Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Masonry Trade

Contractors, government and the Construction Safety Association of Ontario identify activities in the masonry industry that risk causing WMSDs....

Ergonomic Hazards for Each Trade

A summary of typical ergonomic hazards commonly encountered by each of the construction trades....

Respirators

Article offers a brief guide to the types of available respirators as classified by NIOSH and which hazards each is designed to address....

Post-Traumatic Stress

Article describing how to identify and address Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in witnesses of a traumatic construction accident....

Worker Protection Programs in Construction

This report is a global review of worker protection programs in construction in the United States, performed by a firm under contract with OSHA’s Of...

Ergonomics Class Popular with Operating Engineers

Article describing an education program teaching workers how to identify ergonomic hazards by their bodily symptoms....

The Construction Chart Book 4th Edition

A broad collection of tables and charts covering health and safety in the U.S. construction industry, as well as considerable economic and training da...

OSHA Has Not Been Inspecting Sites of Many Big Construction Contractors

David Weil reports that many of the nation's largest construction contractors had not been inspected in recently by OSHA....