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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....

Ergonomics Awareness Training for Construction Workers (Outline of a 2-hr Master Ergonomic Training Curriculum)

The outline of a program that can be used to train workers about ergonomics, including definitions, risk factors, and discussions about how to lessen...

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....

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...