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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...

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...

The Steel Toe : Electrical Safety

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

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....

The Steel Toe Power Tools : Powerful Shock

Handout with a series of tips on how to avoid being electrocuted by your handheld power tools....

Lyme Disease Facts

An OSHA handout describing Lyme Disease exposures and prevention aimed at outdoor workers....