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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...

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....

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...

The Effect of Overhead Drilling Position on Shoulder Moment and Electromyography

Report on a study which documented changes in electromyographic (EMG) activity and shoulder moment resulting from changes in overhead work posture of...

Muskuloskeletal Disorders in Hungarian Construction Apprentices

A study of plumbing and sheet metal apprentices in Hungary to assess MSDs using surveys and electrophysiologic studies....

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...

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...

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...

Virtual Reality For Young Construction Workers Instruction and Training

A study using virtual reality to train workers how to use scaffolds safely...

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....