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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...

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...

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 #1 : Spatula

Describes using a spatula to manipulate tiles as they are “buttered” and then moved prior to being set. This is easier and better ergonomically....

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...

Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Masonry Trade

Contractors, government and the Construction Safety Association of Ontario identify activities in the masonry industry that risk causing WMSDs....

Ergonomic Hazards for Each Trade

A summary of typical ergonomic hazards commonly encountered by each of the construction trades....