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Using the Jack Hammer Safely

A short guide on how to minimize risk to one’s hands, eyes, ears and lungs while operating a jackhammer....

Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Masonry Trade

Contractors, government and the Construction Safety Association of Ontario identify activities in the masonry industry that risk causing WMSDs....

Tractor Trailer Tip Over's

Tractor-trailer dumping rigs can tip over while dumping, especially on an uneven surface with a load sticking in the top of the box while being raised...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Enclosed and Semi-Enclosed Worksites

Carbon monoxide given off by fuel powered equipment can be deadly; enclosed spaces with such equipment in use must be vented to the outside....

Falls : The Number One Cause of Construction Deaths

A general treatment of fall fatalities and fall protection with a focus on the Ontario (Canada) construction industry....

Ergonomic Hazards for Each Trade

A summary of typical ergonomic hazards commonly encountered by each of the construction trades....

Respirators

Article offers a brief guide to the types of available respirators as classified by NIOSH and which hazards each is designed to address....

Post-Traumatic Stress

Article describing how to identify and address Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in witnesses of a traumatic construction accident....

Household - Contact Asbestos Neoplastic Risk

Abstract of a 1976 paper discussing the health risk to household members of workers handling asbestos....

Worker Protection Programs in Construction

This report is a global review of worker protection programs in construction in the United States, performed by a firm under contract with OSHA’s Of...