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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...

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....

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: Solvents in Construction

This CPWR Hazard Alert on Solvents addresses the dangers of solvents – often found in many adhesives, paints, and cleaning fluids – if inhaled or...

Trenches

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

Eye Injuries in Construction

This CPWR Hazard Alert on Eye Injuries describes the kinds of eye injuries that strike more than 10,000 construction workers a year, and what to do to...

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...

The Steel Toe : Temporary Wiring Can be Hazardous

The temporary wiring on a construction site constitutes a significant workplace hazard. Here are some tips to reduce the danger....