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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...

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....

Promotion of Work Ability Among Cleaners

A report on a study of cleaners that looked at the benefits of a physical activity program on their health, which was designed because physical limita...

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...

Ergonomic Interventions to Reduce Back Injuries in the Home Building Industry

Results of a study of interventions to reduce musculoskeletal injuries in home building by changing the way that activities such as drywall hanging ar...

Decreasing Workload Among Construction Workers With the Use of Four New Pieces of Equipment

Report on the results of a study to determine whether four pieces of equipment for cutting moulding, cutting reinforcement rods, carrying carpet rolls...

Evaluation of Participative Projects in the Construction Industry : An Analysis of the Effectiveness of the Results in Practice

Report on the results of several projects in which a number of people participated in the design of mechanical devices to reduce labor....

What They Knew, When They Knew it

Discussion about the history of knowledge about the hazards of exposure to asbestos and benzene and that for many years, little was done to protect wo...

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...