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Scaffolds Checklist

A checklist for various types of scaffolds, including how to select a scaffold, and safety procedures prior to and during use, including erection and...

Accident Fax 01

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

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...

Deadly Trades

Discussion of a nine-month investigation by the Houston Chronicle that found that some, and perhaps many, of the deaths, illnesses and injuries in the...

An Analysis of Fatal Events in the Construction Industry 2001

An in-depth analysis of fatal construction incidents in 2001 based on OSHA inspections, including cause of incident and comparisons with previous year...

Dangerous Bridge Led to OSHA Official's Resignation

A newspaper article talking about an OSHA inspector who quit because he reported an unsafe practice but OSHA did not respond and a worker subsequently...

Competent Person Scaffold Inspection Checklist

A checklist of items a competent person should complete daily for scaffold safety....

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...

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...

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....