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Ergonomics in Construction: Where Does it Hurt?

Interviews conducted with workers using a structured questionnaire and a graphic inquiry determined that the hands, feet and lower back are mostly use...

Developing Reliable Ergonomic Exposure Assessment Strategies for Construction Work

Report on research designed to provide guidelines for the reliable assessment of ergonomic exposures in construction work using a modified work-sampl...

Ergonomics and Economics : Dilemma's and Chances

In the Netherlands two studies were carried out to estimate the costs of (poor) working conditions nationwide respectively for the building and constr...

The Measures of Occupational Health Care to Affect Health Promotion in Construction

A report of a study on methods for occupational health care professionals to promote health and work ability among construction workers and to assess...

Ergonomics in Construction : Management and Worker Perceptions

Describes research on the perceived incidence of musculoskeletal ailments suffered by workers and the tasks that relate to them...

Knowledge Bank Construction Tasks

A health and safety database has been developed on the basis of knowledge gained over the past decade in the Dutch construction industry, which includ...

Follow-Up Study of Muskuloskeletal Injuries among Construction Workers

Results of an interview study of construction workers to assess the impact of acute injuries on musculoskeletal disorders....

Self-Reported Muskuloskeletal Symptoms and Perceived Job-Related Characteristics Among Mason Tenders

Results of a musculoskeletal symptom survey which was conducted to describe the demographic and musculoskeletal injury characteristics of mason tender...

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...

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...