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New York Alberta : Surcharge for Safety

A newspaper article on safety describes the New York surcharge on workers’ comp premiums that is used for training. There is evidence that the train...

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...

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....

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...

A Biomechanical Analysis of Various Brick Sizes

Report of a study which was conducted to determine the biomechanical stresses on the upper extremity and lower back regarding various size bricks used...

A Biomechanical Analysis of Laying Concrete Block

Report of a study of bricklayers laying concrete blocks which was performed to determine the biomechanical stresses and metabolic demands on their low...

Best Practices Sampling : A Participatory Approach to Improved Construction Safety Performance

Implemented and tested an approach to safety practices called Best Practices Sampling where workers are involved in the process to increase safety an...

U.S. Construction Labor Productivity Trends, 1970-1998

Study indicating that technological advances combined with depressed real wages increased construction labor productivity through the 1980s and 1990s....

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...