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Accident Fax 01

Description of an incident where a worker got oil on his boots which caused him to fall when descending a ladder....

Accident Fax 02

Describes an incident where a second day apprentice suffered a crushed hand when he was sent alone to pick up a load of steel with a carry deck crane....

Ladders

This CPWR Hazard Alert on Ladder Safety describes safety tips for using ladders, statistics on injuries, steps that you can take to protect yourself a...

Bright Idea #5 : Crane Mirror

Describes a portable mirror that can be placed on the dash of a crane provide a good view without placing your neck in uncomfortable conditions. Part...

Bright Idea #1 : Spatula

Describes using a spatula to manipulate tiles as they are “buttered” and then moved prior to being set. This is easier and better ergonomically....

Bright Idea #3 : Pipe Wrench Stand

Describes a lightweight pipe-wrench stand that holds one wrench in place while another is used, for 2-wrench jobs. Reduces ergonomic stress. Part of a...

Bright Idea #2 : Post and Bracket Railing System

Workers developed a post and bracket system to form a safety railing around a construction hole, which can be easily taken down and replaced when acce...

Silica

This CPWR Hazard Alert on Silica reviews the hazards of silica, the building materials that contain silica, the tasks that expose workers and the meth...

Eye Injuries in Construction

This CPWR Hazard Alert on Eye Injuries describes the kinds of eye injuries that strike more than 10,000 construction workers a year, and what to do to...

Accident Report No. 31 - Fatal Facts

OSHA handout showing how a pipelayer working in an unshored trench was killed when a cave-in buried him up to the waist....