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Scaffold Side Brackets

A description of what constitutes safe use of scaffold side brackets in masonry, according to Ontario provincial regulations....

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...

Leg Partially Severed by Forklift Prong

Case summary of an accident in a produce warehouse in which a worker had his leg severed when struck by a forklift prong....

Respirators

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

Ergonomic Hazards for Each Trade

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

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....

Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma During Prospective Surveillance of 1249 Asbestos Insulation Workers, 1963-1974

Abstract of a 1976 study of lung cancer and mesothelioma in a population of union insulators in New York....