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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....

Ergonomics Class Popular with Operating Engineers

Article describing an education program teaching workers how to identify ergonomic hazards by their bodily symptoms....

The Construction Chart Book 4th Edition

A broad collection of tables and charts covering health and safety in the U.S. construction industry, as well as considerable economic and training da...