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Decreasing Workload Among Construction Workers With the Use of Four New Pieces of Equipment

Report on the results of a study to determine whether four pieces of equipment for cutting moulding, cutting reinforcement rods, carrying carpet rolls...

U.S. Construction Labor Productivity Trends, 1970-1998

Study indicating that technological advances combined with depressed real wages increased construction labor productivity through the 1980s and 1990s....

Best Practices Sampling : A Participatory Approach to Improved Construction Safety Performance

Implemented and tested an approach to safety practices called Best Practices Sampling where workers are involved in the process to increase safety an...

Return-on-Investment (ROI) Analysis of Education and Training in the Construction Industry

This report reviews Return-On-Investment (ROI) to education and training in the construction industry and makes recommendations for the further develo...

Ergonomics in Construction: Where Does it Hurt?

Interviews conducted with workers using a structured questionnaire and a graphic inquiry determined that the hands, feet and lower back are mostly use...

Injuries to Carpenters and Laborers During Form Stripping

Report on a study in which data were collected on injuries to over 3400 construction workers injured between 1990 and 1998 and treated at a large urba...

Workstress in the Construction Industry: Causes and Measures

A report of a study on trends in complaints of workstress of construction workers in the past decade in the Netherlands. Includes information on the n...

Developing Reliable Ergonomic Exposure Assessment Strategies for Construction Work

Report on research designed to provide guidelines for the reliable assessment of ergonomic exposures in construction work using a modified work-sampl...

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...