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TBT3 Positioning

This third in a series of 6 Tool Box Talks on construction ergonomics focuses on proper positioning to avoid injuries. The TBT recommends: 1)prop up a...

Simple Solutions for Home Building Workers: A Basic Guide for Preventing Manual Material Handling Injuries

In this 2013 booklet, NIOSH has compiled practical recommendations for avoiding serious material handling injuries through readily available work prac...

Vibration Hazards and Control

In the early 18th century, Ramazzini, the first occupational physician, pointed out that vibration exposure had noxious effects. These harmful effect...

Workers’ Compensation Insurance: A Primer for Public Health

This guidance document came out of NIOSH-sponsored workshops in September 2009 and June 2012 on the use of workers’ compensation data for occupation...

Toolbox Talk: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The CPWR Toolbox Talk on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome addresses the risks associated with repetitive motion. The resource includes a ‘real-life’ case ex...

Information Document for Selecting Gloves for Protection Against Mechanical Hazards

This document from IRSST provides excellent guidance on selecting protective gloves against mechanical hazards for occupational use. The aim is to pr...

Research to Practice: Mast Climber Scaffolds

Mast climbing scaffolding (mast climbers) are power-driven work platforms that climb a vertical mast or tower to reach higher and carry greater loads...

Inverted Drill Press

This 2-min. video shows the Inverted Drill Press in action. CPWR researcher David Rempel, MD, developed the innovative tool to reduce force to the bod...

Construction Research at NIOSH: Reviews of the Research Programs of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - Executive Summary

A review of NIOSH construction research programs between 1996 and 2005 and related recommendations....

Workplace Solutions: Reducing Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Rodbusters

NIOSH recommendations for reducing low back and hand disorders among reinforcing ironworkers when tying together reinforcing steel bars on freeway bri...