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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...

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....

Laboratory Evaluation of Isometric Strength and Horizontal Shear Forces Associated with Typical Scaffold End Frame Disassembly Postures

Report on a study which was conducted to measure the whole body isometric strength capability and horizontal shear forces of 47 male construction work...

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...

Muskuloskeletal Disorders in Hungarian Construction Apprentices

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

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...

Ergonomics and Economics : Dilemma's and Chances

In the Netherlands two studies were carried out to estimate the costs of (poor) working conditions nationwide respectively for the building and constr...

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...