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Surveillance of Construction Workers in North Carolina, Ohio, and Missouri :Summary of Final report to CPWR: January 2001

An in-depth report on the cause of death in construction workers in North Carolina over a 10 year period, including recommendations on improving healt...

Getting a Grip

Describes a study of masons comparing the use of standard and lightweight block and the impact on musculoskeletal disorders. Concludes that injuries c...

Muskuloskeletal Disorders

Describes the nature of musculoskeletal disorders, the incidence of them, the impact and methods to reduce them....

A Prospective Study of Back Belts for Prevention of Back Pain and Injury

Reports of a study of back-belt use as it relates to back injury claims which found that there was no significant correlation between belt wear and re...

Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Neck, Back, and Upper Extremity in Washington State, 1990-1998

An in-depth research study of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in Washington state from 1990-1998 based on worker’s compensation claims....

Deaths and Injuries Involving Elevators and Escalators - A Report of the Center To Protect Workers' Rights

An in-depth report on the causes of injuries and deaths working near elevators and escalators and how to work more safely....

Bright Idea #4 : The "Binford Crab" Clamp

Describes a new tool that can be used to lift and hold heavy, metal pieces as they are welded together, making the job safer and more efficient. It is...

Back Injuries

This CPWR Hazard Alert on Back Injuries describes the major causes of back injuries and steps that can be taken to avoid them. Click on the following...

Emergency Room Monitoring Shows Traumatic-Injury Hazards

Information on common emergency room visits from construction workers, including plumbers with eye injuries and sheetmetal workers with cuts, as well...

Construction Has High Rate of Muskuloskeletal Claims

A summary of a study on musculoskeletal injuries in different industries, including information on injuries by trade and type of work...