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Too High a Price : Schaefer

A newspaper article talking about a worker who developed silicosis after sandblasting for a few years. Part of a collection. Click on the 'collection'...

Connecticut: Watching for Lead

A newspaper article on safety describes the Connecticut Road Industry Surveillance Project (CRISP) in which any contractor that does a state bridge jo...

New York Alberta : Surcharge for Safety

A newspaper article on safety describes the New York surcharge on workers’ comp premiums that is used for training. There is evidence that the train...

Workers Comp in Texas

Describes a workers’ comp law in Texas that is being challenged as being stacked against injured workers. Part of a collection. Click on the 'collec...

Alaska : Certifying Painters

A newspaper article describing Alaska’s law, passed in 1989, which requires that professional painters be certified through a training course to lea...

Competent Person Scaffold Inspection Checklist

A checklist of items a competent person should complete daily for scaffold safety....

Toolbox : Ladder Extends 3 Feet Above Landings

Describes the OSHA rules for use of a portable ladder to access an upper landing surface – the side rails must extend at least 3 feet above the land...

An Ergonomics Training Intervention With Construction Workers : Effects on Behavior and Perceptions

Presents the results of a study in which a two-hour ergonomics and body conditioning training module was presented to construction workers on a large...

Evaluation of Participative Projects in the Construction Industry : An Analysis of the Effectiveness of the Results in Practice

Report on the results of several projects in which a number of people participated in the design of mechanical devices to reduce labor....

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....