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Preventing Muskuloskeletal Disorders in Construction Workers

Describes different types of musculoskeletal disorders, both work and non-work related risk factors for them, and steps that can be taken to minimize...

World Trade Center New Employee Orientation

An in-depth training program for new employees at the World Trade Center Site, covering topics such as PPE wear, hazards of the site and emergency pro...

Bright Idea #7 Ironworkers' Box

Workers installing overhead rebar built a small box they can stand on to handle the work at a height between their waists and chests, reducing strain....

Rebar-Tying Machines Part 1

Presents the results of a study on the musculoskeletal impact of re-bar tying machines and concludes that the machines reduce risks of upper limb inju...

Improving Safety Can Save You Money

Provides data on the financial benefits of improving safety with information on direct and indirect costs of injuries and illnesses....

Knee Pain and Discomfort

Describes the way that the knee functions, injuries that can occur and potential treatments....

How Much Am I Allowed to Lift?

A discussion about how much can be lifted safely, including a link to a calculator....

Curing Construction Health Woes

A description of common health issues in construction and preventative measures, focusing on musculoskeletal disorders, hearing loss, inhalation hazar...

Ready Mixed Concrete Truck Drivers: Work-Related Hazards and Recommendations for Controls

An in-depth report on the hazards faced by ready-mix concrete drivers, statistics and suggestions for improving their health and safety....

New Tools for Drywall Finishers May Reduce Injury Risk

Describes results of testing of new finishing tools for drywall finishers such as spring powered flat boxes and corner applicators....