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Bright Idea #2 : Post and Bracket Railing System

Workers developed a post and bracket system to form a safety railing around a construction hole, which can be easily taken down and replaced when acce...

Bright Idea #5 : Crane Mirror

Describes a portable mirror that can be placed on the dash of a crane provide a good view without placing your neck in uncomfortable conditions. Part...

Bright Idea #1 : Spatula

Describes using a spatula to manipulate tiles as they are “buttered” and then moved prior to being set. This is easier and better ergonomically....

Bright Idea #3 : Pipe Wrench Stand

Describes a lightweight pipe-wrench stand that holds one wrench in place while another is used, for 2-wrench jobs. Reduces ergonomic stress. Part of a...

A Performance Goal for Construction Safety and Health

CPWR researcher proposes a national goal of fewer than three deaths per 200 million man-hours of work in the US construction industry. The goal is bas...

Hazard Alert: Eye Injuries in Construction

A hazard alert card describing the kinds of eye injuries that strike more than 10,000 construction workers a year, and what one can do to stay safe....

Hazard Alert: Heat Stress in Construction

Hazard alert card describing the dangers of heat stress and dehydration in construction, and steps one can take to reduce this danger...

Hazard Alert: Solvents in Construction

Solvents in many adhesives, paints, and cleaning fluids can be hazardous if inhaled or in contact with skin. This hazard alert card describes steps yo...

CPWR Hazard Alert: Trenches

This CPWR Hazard Alert points out the very real dangers of trench collapse that lead to 3 worker deaths a month, on average, in the U.S. Trenches must...

The Steel Toe : Electrical Safety

Using GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrrupter) outlets can greatly reduce electrocution hazards when working with power tools....