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Ergonomics Guides & Checklists

Collection of guides, training resources, and checklists to identify and mitigate ergonomic hazards....

Massachusetts FACE Report: Carpenter Fatally Injured after Falling from an Extension Ladder

On August 1, 2015 a 49-year-old male carpenter employed by a residential contractor was fatally injured after falling from an extension ladder. The vi...

Massachusetts FACE Report: Laborer Fatally Injured after Falling from a Home under Construction

On January 14 , 2016 a 22-year-old male laborer/carpenter employed by a residential contractor was fatally injured after falling from a single family...

Washington FACE Report: Framer Falls 18 Feet while Sheathing Roof

In February of 2016, a 53-year-old framer died when he fell 18 feet from the residential roof he was sheathing....

Washington FACE Report: Carpenter Falls 60 Feet from Bridge Concrete Form

In March 2015, a 34-year-old journeyman carpenter died when he fell 60 feet from a concrete form suspended below a bridge. The victim was employed by...

Unmanned aerial vehicles in construction and worker safety

This article in the Journal of Industrial Medicine examines the occupational safety and health implications, both positive and negative, of the dramat...

Fall Hazards in Commercial Construction: Lessons Learned from a Unique Opportunity

This study explores fall hazards at a commercial construction site, focusing on carpenters, electricians, ironworkers, painters and roofers, while uti...

Evaluating Fall Safety Compliance among Skilled Trades in Construction

This CPWR Small Study evaluates fall safety among members of five constructions trades: Carpenters, Electricians, Ironworkers, Painters, and Roofers,...

Effectiveness of OSHA Outreach Training on Construction Work-Related Injury Rates- Final Report

This CPWR Small Study explores the effectiveness of OSHA Outreach Training on rates of workers' compensation injury claims and related outcomes by exa...

Arborist being raised by crane to trim trees

This arborist is being raised on a boatswain's chair to access the tops of trees. This is a very dangerous practice that OSHA does not allow except un...