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Simple Solutions for Home Building Workers: A Basic Guide for Preventing Manual Material Handling Injuries

In this 2013 booklet, NIOSH has compiled practical recommendations for avoiding serious material handling injuries through readily available work prac...

Smoking Among Workers: By the Numbers

This poster was created for Workers' Memorial Day 2014 by NIOSH. It shows that construction leads all sectors in the percentage of workers who smoke (...

Blaming the Victims of Workplace Accidents

As in this clip, many employers today (and in the past) blame workplace accidents on workers rather than look at hazardous job conditions. In the pas...

Proper Posture

Clipped from the 1947 animation short, Modern Guide to Health, promoting general health awareness, by the British government. But as we have learned...

Workers’ Compensation Insurance: A Primer for Public Health

This guidance document came out of NIOSH-sponsored workshops in September 2009 and June 2012 on the use of workers’ compensation data for occupation...

World Cancer Day

Today is World Cancer Day. Around the world, 12.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer every year, and the number is expected to increase due to t...

Toolbox Talk: Power Saws

The CPWR Toolbox Talk on Power Saws addresses the risks associated with operating power saws. The resource includes a brief case example, steps to pre...

Toolbox Talk: Shift Work, Long Work Hours, and Fatigue

The CPWR Toolbox Talk on Shift Work, Long Work Hours and Fatigue addresses risks associated with fatigued workers. The resource includes a brief case...

Toolbox Talk: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The CPWR Toolbox Talk on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome addresses the risks associated with repetitive motion. The resource includes a brief case example, ste...