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Toolbox : Ladder Extends 3 Feet Above Landings

Describes the OSHA rules for use of a portable ladder to access an upper landing surface – the side rails must extend at least 3 feet above the land...

Competent Person Scaffold Inspection Checklist

A checklist of items a competent person should complete daily for scaffold safety....

Evaluation of Participative Projects in the Construction Industry : An Analysis of the Effectiveness of the Results in Practice

Report on the results of several projects in which a number of people participated in the design of mechanical devices to reduce labor....

Impact of Spatial Factors on Bricklaying Ergonomics

Report on the results of a study of the prevalence of musculoskeletal problems among masons and their perceived discomfort using different working pos...

Promotion of Work Ability Among Cleaners

A report on a study of cleaners that looked at the benefits of a physical activity program on their health, which was designed because physical limita...

Decreasing Workload Among Construction Workers With the Use of Four New Pieces of Equipment

Report on the results of a study to determine whether four pieces of equipment for cutting moulding, cutting reinforcement rods, carrying carpet rolls...

An Ergonomics Training Intervention With Construction Workers : Effects on Behavior and Perceptions

Presents the results of a study in which a two-hour ergonomics and body conditioning training module was presented to construction workers on a large...

U.S. Construction Labor Productivity Trends, 1970-1998

Study indicating that technological advances combined with depressed real wages increased construction labor productivity through the 1980s and 1990s....

The Influence of Work Organization in the Correct Postures Maintenance in Civil Construction Tasks

Reports on an observational study of civil engineering work in Brazil which uncovered several areas where work practices result in ergonomically unsaf...

A Biomechanical Analysis of Laying Concrete Block

Report of a study of bricklayers laying concrete blocks which was performed to determine the biomechanical stresses and metabolic demands on their low...