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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...

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...

Encyclopedia of Occupational Safety & Health : Chapter 93 - Construction

A comprehensive overview of health and safety in construction worldwide, including trades, typical hazards, methods of prevention, regulations, manage...

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...

Army Corps Sets a Standard on Construction Ergonomics

Describes the standards that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been using for the Prevention of Cumulative Trauma....