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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....

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....

Developing and Testing of Ergonomic Tools for Tile Setters Work

Two prototypes of transportable work which improved ergonomics were tested in tile-setting companies to evaluate the opinions of tile setters of the s...

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...

Participatory Approach to Ergonomic Risk Reduction : A Case Study of Body Harnesses for Concrete Work

Report on an intervention project using a participatory process to develop a system for carpenters and laborers to obtain body harness equipment satis...

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...

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...

Laboratory Evaluation of Isometric Strength and Horizontal Shear Forces Associated with Typical Scaffold End Frame Disassembly Postures

Report on a study which was conducted to measure the whole body isometric strength capability and horizontal shear forces of 47 male construction work...

Return-on-Investment (ROI) Analysis of Education and Training in the Construction Industry

This report reviews Return-On-Investment (ROI) to education and training in the construction industry and makes recommendations for the further develo...

The Effect of Overhead Drilling Position on Shoulder Moment and Electromyography

Report on a study which documented changes in electromyographic (EMG) activity and shoulder moment resulting from changes in overhead work posture of...